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‘I would like to say thank you to my loving parents, Audrey Hepburn and Socrates.’

The quotation above shows how the Oxford comma can dramatically alter the meaning of a sentence — sometimes to comical effect. (Put a comma after ‘Audrey Hepburn’ and it reads very differently.) This article from the Guardian tells a story with a more serious outcome: a court case in which a missing comma resulted in a payout of ten million dollars. Read it here

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