Historically, I consistently used it (and privately judged those who didn't). For some reason I truly don't understand, though, it's fallen out of favor with me and I no longer do so.
I have bacon, ham, and eggs. (List)
I have bacon, ham and eggs. Sounds like I'm speaking to my ham and eggs
I use them regularly & it bugs me with others don't.
SO against... I have strangely passionate opinions about these kinds of things, haha.
Annoying as heck. I loves this year of English but my teacher was a grammar nut and I hate grammar it was a great class though
It's the correct way.
Once ,twice, and thrice.
I don't see how you can be against something that only brings clarity to sentences
For! I hate when people don't use them. There was a comic about why we should use them, but I didn't save it.
This isn't the one I was looking for, but it gets the point across. stephentall.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/oxford-comma2.jpg
I don't like them because I think they're lazy and imprecise.
Lol, I have no idea how you can call them lazy and they're more precise
Pay attention to the flow and context of your writing and you shouldn't need it.
I see it as similar to a person who doesn't know how to hang a painting. Instead of putting it in the right place with the right sized nail and a solid frame, they just put nails in anywhere the canvas isn't being held tightly to the wall.
Or you could do what works every time vs what won't work all the time for no reason other than stubbornness
Either one of us could say what you just said and believe ourselves to be correct.
I'll use it in casual writing, or when my audience has a mixed educational level (SOH, for example), but I wouldn't use it in professional writing because it's encourages clumsiness.
"Writing where you can't confuse the reader causes clumsiness"
Statek, I don't really care what your opinion is on this. You are free to write however you choose. You don't have to turn every poll into a battlefield.
I'm just spreading the logical answer just like I always do
I often use them.
For. It's a pet-peeve of mine.
Animal, vegetable, or mineral?
Or, more correctly: Animal, vegetable or mineral.
I feel like if you don't put the comma after vegetable, it's almost as if vegetable and mineral are supposed to describe animal.
"The Panda eats shoots and leaves."
You're definitely in the minority here milk
I'm fine with that, rebel.
Of all people, rebel, you shouldn't invoke the fallacy of argumentum ad populum.
In this case we're right though. I'm not saying it's right BECAUSE everyone thinks it. I'm saying everyone is right.
If you say so, but i don't buy it, and I don't think that argument would convince you of anything either.
I don't think there is a decided upon right or wrong answer
Both ways are acceptable. Americans probably dropped the comma to save printing ink and space. It's something we'd do. Brits kept the tradition.
Yeah what do the English about English language anyway?
Yeah! They don't even know what side of the street to drive on.