EN

July 2015

13 Jul 2015
by Liz Naithani
(comments: 0)

Use of the Oxford Comma

"I called my superiors, Sally and Mike." Now who exactly did the speaker call? Sally and Mike, as well as the superiors? Or are Sally and Mike in fact the speaker’s superiors? By using an Oxford comma in this sentence, one could clarify that one means the former.

Member of the Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators (BDÜ), Germany

 

Website last updated on 2019.03.13. |  Elizabeth K. Naithani: translator, proofreader/copyeditor, German-English Language Provider in Cologne, Germany  |  Impressum/Legal Notice  |  Data privacy  |  Sitemap  |