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What is the right punctuation for this sentence? " They take time to organize, they take up space, they can't be searched, and they're easily lost or destroyed."

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They take time to organize, they take up space, they can't be searched, and they're easily lost or destroyed.
asked Jan 26 '12 at 05:18 rafaela_lenz New member

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I can't see anything wrong with the punctuation. Some people dislike the use of the Oxford comma (the one before the 'and' at the end of your list) but I'm a fan of it, so I would keep it. Whether you choose to keep it or remove it, make sure you are consistent throughout the whole of the writing. 

link comment answered Jan 26 '12 at 08:25 Siân Harris Expert
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Siân,

 

It says that you're some kind of an expert, but apparently, that title means nothing. You said, "I can't see anything wrong with the punctuation." You can't? It's not even a proper sentence! It's actually several sentences incorrectly spliced together with commas.

 

Please do not give advice until you have mastered the subject matter.  

link comment answered Aug 31 '12 at 07:18 Johnny Sokko New member

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