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canadian45, sorry, I meant the tense not the voice.

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Is BUAA still on the list now or not? Please let me know, thanks.

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Post time 2006-3-18 10:33:55 |Display all floors
Originally posted by canadian45 at 2006-3-18 08:48
A comma is not needed before 'and'; in fact it is a mistake to put one there. Commas are used much too often on CHINAdaily. Putting commas before 'and' and 'but'  is done very frequently here and i ...


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rule No. 2  from  The Elements of Style, by William Strunk, Jr.

2. In a series of three or more terms with a single conjunction, use a comma after each term except the last.   Thus write,
  
red, white, and blue
honest, energetic, but headstrong
He opened the letter, read it, and made a note of its contents.

  
This is also the usage of the Government Printing Office and of the Oxford University Press.


has this rule been discarded?

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Well, the common sense might have to tell us...

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Canadian45....Please take a look at the original sentences.....

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