Sunday, February 25, 2007

Come on, Comma!

I am working on a critical essay where I quote from outside sources. I have taken to using the serial comma in my writing, but some passages I am quoting from did not use the serial comma. Should I leave the punctuation as it is since I am quoting it, or should I change it so that it is consistent with the rest of my essay?

1 comment:

Pat said...

I'm glad you're using the serial comma. I think you'll find that it strengthens and clarifies your writing.

You don't need to insert the serial comma in quoted material.