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Old 24th September 2007, 11:33 PM   #351
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Either way is correct, although it is more aesthetically pleasing if you use two commas to visually separate the three distinct elements of the list.

I think this is only my secund post in the tewb fourum
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Old 25th September 2007, 12:01 AM   #352
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Where American usage?
When talking of companies and other organisations, we Brits normally give them plural status, so 'Intel have... '

Americans normally treat them as singular entities, 'Intel has...' so 'the Government have...' would be BBC English, not CNN.
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Old 25th September 2007, 12:20 AM   #353
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I cannot find my Strunk and White, but I am pretty sure they agree with me.

Apparently though, there is some debate on this issue. From the Wikipedia topic of serial comma:

The Times once published this description of a Peter Ustinov documentary: "highlights of his global tour include encounters with Nelson Mandela, an 800-year-old demigod and a dildo collector."[11] This is ambiguous as it stands, but even if a serial comma were added Mandela could still be mistaken for a demigod (and possibly still as a dildo collector).

Hope that clears up things for people.
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Old 25th September 2007, 12:57 AM   #354
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I don't think so. The comma is redundant regardless of the number of subjects. I have never used a comma in that location and haven't been corrected on it.
I have... things might be more relaxed 35 years on thou.... EC8010 what say you?

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Old 25th September 2007, 03:23 AM   #355
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Gentlemen, not to interfere in a good argument, but you may want to review the posts in this thread from 102 on for remarks on the Oxford comma.

It is certainly accepted, if not required, usage in Canada.
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Old 25th September 2007, 03:41 AM   #356
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spelling was comprised of capitalization and grammar
To be pedantic (in keeping with the spirit of this thread), one shouldn't use 'comprised of'. The wording could be either 'spelling comprised capitalization . . ' or 'spelling was composed of capitalization . . .'

If we're having all these arguments about serial commas, just think what parallel commas would be like
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Could this be, speaking of commas,, at least in this thread,,, a proper use of parallel commas?
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Old 25th September 2007, 06:22 PM   #358
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Could this be, speaking of commas,, at least in this thread,,, a proper use of parallel commas?
More like me mis-typing an elipsis,,,

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Old 25th September 2007, 06:24 PM   #359
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Default unfortunate domain names

This is probably as good a place as any for these

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Someone wasn't thinking when they came up with these domain names. All of these are legitimate companies that didn't spend quite enough time considering how their online names might appear -- and -- be misread. Authentic -- check them out yourself!

"Who Represents" is where you can find the name of the agent that represents any celebrity. Their Website is:
www.whorepresents.com

Experts Exchange is a knowledge base where programmers can exchange advice and views at:
www.expertsexchange.com

Looking for a pen? Look no further than Pen Island at:
www.penisland.net

Need a therapist? Try Therapist Finder at:
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There's the Italian Power Generator company:
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And don't forget the Mole Station Native Nursery in New South Wales:
www.molestationnursery.com

The First Cumming Methodist Church Web site is:
www.cummingfirst.com

And the designers at Speed of Art await you at their wacky Web site:
www.speedofart.com
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Old 25th September 2007, 06:54 PM   #360
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Thanks to you Dave, I just audibly laughed at my cubicle.

Oh, and "Parts Express" (www.partsexpress.com) has elicited concerns from the wife when auto-complete places it in the URL bar.

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