When to Use a Comma before “And”

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  • Mark Nichol

    7 September 2018

    When to Use a Comma before “And”

    Two specific situations call for the use of a comma before “and.” The first is created when we have three or more items in a series. This mark of punctuation is called the serial comma. For a full explanation of why we use the serial comma, please read our previous tip on the subject. See “Serial Comma” on p. 49 in our book of writing tips or find the link to the “Serial Comma” tip in our online tip archive…