commas between either, or, and or both?

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Which version/versions below are correct?

 

All of the reviewed engines were either too heavy or underpowered or both.

 

All of the reviewed engines were either too heavy, underpowered or both.

 

All of the reviewed engines were either too heavy or underpowered, or both.

 

Is there a better way to write this sentence?

I want to express that some of the engines were too heavy, some were underpowered, and some were both too heavy and underpowered.

 

Thanks!

asked Mar 11 '14 at 04:59 Katie New member

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This one does not use the oxford comma: All of the reviewed engines were either too heavy, underpowered or both.

This one does use the oxford comma: All of the reviewed engines were either too heavy, underpowered, or both.

 

Both are correct as there is currently a trend to move away from the oxford comma, though some people are holding on with both fists.

link comment answered May 25 at 11:50 GarPolky New member

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