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Year 6 Day 254 15:54
The comma before 'and' is an optional thing, as Wilhelm said. If you're creating a legal document and you don't include it, then the meaning might come out differently from what you intended it. For general writing, it doesn't really matter.


"May the Grace of Ara go with you, and His Vengeance be wrought upon your enemies."

Only fools and children dream of heroes.
Year 6 Day 255 7:01
Hmm, i've learned in my english class to only use s for plural. 's is only used for abbreviation of "is" or if it's genitive.


Year 6 Day 255 7:21
Tenodera Aridifolia
Tenodera Aridifolia
add an apastrophe to an abbreviation when:

-the abbreviation is entirely lower cased (png's)
-has internal periods (Ph.D's)
-is a single letter (A's instead of As)

think that covers it, been a while since I looked into a style guide.

Year 6 Day 255 12:04
That sounds about right too.


Patriarch of House Ismay
Year 6 Day 255 12:48
Yes, but not "SD's", since it's not a single letter, the correct form would still be SDs (or STDs in Wilhelm's case)

As per the comma question, it's actually referred to as an Oxford or Harvard comma :)

And there's a poem about it!

A little knot of writers at a
prize-giving ceremony, standing
uncertainly, looking at the stage

and the side table with scrolls and envelopes
containing magical cheques, we discuss
to show erudition and hide fear

the Oxford comma and the use of it.
'Unnecessary,' someone offers. 'An extra
fence where no animal was escaping.'

'But perhaps a breath,' another suggests.
'A large egalitarian family being given pocket money
or sharing beds, a demarcation with bolsters.'

Victory, loss, effusions, and stoicism
someone thinks but doesn't say
as the crowd files in and takes their seats.


Year 6 Day 255 15:53
I got them from you, Teniel. :'(


Patriarch of House Ismay
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