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The Use and Abuse of the Oxford Comma

By Grace Long

Grace Long is a Senior English major at Millersville University. With a particular interest in linguistics and literature, Grace’s goal in life is to publish books for the world. This is Grace’s first-ever publication, but hopefully not her last. Though not a professional writer, this publication is a great chance for Grace to see the publication process from the side of a creator. Made in Millersville is a fantastic opportunity to both experience the publication process but also share Grace’s love for literature and linguistics with her peers.

Author's Note: 

I have no known conflict of interest to disclose.

Thank you to my advisor, Dr. Kerrie Farkas, for all your support during this project.

Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Grace Long at

Keywords: comma, writing, journalism, legal

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