Commas matter.

I’ve been on the fence about the Oxford comma most of my life. I always felt that sentences looked cleaner without them. I always regretted that, sometimes, they’re necessary. Maybe that’s why I love Vampire Weekend’s take on the whole thing. Maybe the extra comma just seemed snooty.

No more.

The comma and I have become friends! And I’ll propose a style change for casual English: Just be okay with both.

We make rules to decide arguments and there should be no argument that, sometimes, commas matter.

Sometimes they don’t.

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