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# when to and when not to use ", and"

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09 Jan 2006, 19:57
Can someone please explain what is difference between having a comma and not having a comma in front of "and".

For e.g

I would like to have A, B, C, and D

and

I would like to have A, B, C and D

If my examples above are not quite right, please use a suitable example to make your point.

Thanks.
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09 Jan 2006, 22:43
5elements wrote:
Can someone please explain what is difference between having a comma and not having a comma in front of "and".

For e.g

I would like to have A, B, C, and D

and

I would like to have A, B, C and D

If my examples above are not quite right, please use a suitable example to make your point.

Thanks.

And is used like this

A, B, C, and D

When Its working as Conjuction Connecting two Independent clauses.

Whereas A, B, C and D is used to represent the list of things etc.

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11 Jan 2006, 20:32
Thanks a lot cool_jonny009, your explanation helps. Now I am better able understand such statements.
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12 Jan 2006, 06:14
I actually looked this one up in the Berlitz puntuation dictionary. The fact is, BOTH are correct. It is simply a question of personal writing style.
12 Jan 2006, 06:14
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