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Is the Oxford Comma Controversial? Not for Lawyers (Video)

May 17, 2022, 2:48 PM

The Oxford comma can be controversial for many writers and readers, but there’s one industry where its use is not up for debate: the legal industry. When it comes to laws, contracts, and other legal documents, clarity is key. In this video, law professor Amy Sloan, co-author of the book Plain English for Lawyers, explains why the Oxford comma is essential to avoiding headaches, misunderstandings, and costly misinterpretations of the law.

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