Comma-on and Write!

Punctuation is a topic that many people have questions about. This is definitely a common question! For this post, I want to focus on one particular aspect of punctuation:

Commas & Making Lists

Okay, so let’s pretend that we’re writing a sentence about things that we like:

  • Kittens (who doesn’t like kittens!?)
  • Ice cream
  • Puppies
  • Baja Blast Mountain Dew (come on, this stuff is like heaven in a cup!)

So now we have our list of things that we like! Let’s put them in a sentence!

I like kittens ice cream puppies and Baja Blast Mountain Dew.

So now we have our sentence. It looks a little weird, right? Well you are correct! We need to add commas. The commas will be placed between each different “thing” in the list.

I like kittens, ice cream, puppies, and Baja Blast Mountain Dew.

And there we have it! One important thing that I want to highlight is the last comma before the “and” near the end of the sentence. This specific type of comma is commonly called the Oxford comma! In a later blog post, I’ll go into a little more detail on this specific comma and the purpose it serves! I am a strong advocate for this comma though!

And there you have it! Please comment with any questions that you have about this concept or even with future topics that you want me to write about!

~Write on!