10 Things You Might Not Know About Punctuation

There was big news on the punctuation front a few weeks ago: an unfounded rumor that the Oxford University Press was getting rid of the “serial comma.” That’s the final comma in a series, as used in most books but few newspapers. (The Tribune would write “blood, sweat and tears.”Most books would write “blood, sweat, and tears.”) If the uproar confounds you, read this article in the Chicago Tribune by Mark Jacob and Stephan Benzkofer.

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