January 2012 Archives

Serial Comma

The AHC Public Relations team follows the AP Style Guide with respect to serial commas. We don't use serial commas, which are also sometimes called Oxford or Harvard commas.

Example:


  • The School of Public Health, Medical School and College of Veterinary Medicine all have extraordinary communicators.

However, like the AP we will - at times - use a serial comma to resolve ambiguity.

Example:


  • The meal consisted of soup, salad, and macaroni and cheese.

or:


  • I had orange juice, toast, and ham and eggs for breakfast.

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