semi-colons and state abbreviations
The below sentence received a 100 percent rating, but I want to make sure it's correct, since I suspect I should use a semicolon between CA and Malibu. Plus should Mass be MA or Mass?
I want to sail to San Francisco, CA, Malibu, Ca and Cape Cod, Mass.
Yes, in your example sentence, you'd need a semicolon before Malibu. As for the abbreviation of Massachusetts, you'll want to stay consistent with the other items in your list -- so MA is the way to go:
I want to sail to San Francisco, CA; Malibu, CA and Cape Cod, MA.
But since the locations of all three cities are pretty well-known, you could also leave out the states, entirely (depending on your audience):
I want to sail to San Francisco, Malibu and Cape Cod.
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