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Criteris lingüístics, bibliogràfics, d'estil i convencions

Listing items in a series < Commas < Punctuation < Orthography and grammar < Style Guide

Listing items in a series 

In a list containing a series of items, separate the items with commas. However, a comma should not precede the conjunction before the final item (in other words, write a, b and c and not a, b, and c). But if a comma would make the meaning clearer, use it – especially where one of the items in the list is already joined by and.

Exemple correcte Specialist subjects include teaching, research and development, and business applications.

Universitat de Barcelona. Serveis Lingüístics
Darrera actualització: 14-6-2022
Recommended citation:
«Listing items in a series» [en línia]. A: Llibre d’estil de la Universitat de Barcelona. Barcelona: Universitat de Barcelona. Serveis Lingüístics. <http://www.ub.edu/cub/criteri.php?id=2314> [consulta: 3 juliol 2022].