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Oxford comma sparks debate, emotion(,) and ambivalence

Does an oxford comma clutter up a sentence? The debate rages on.
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Does an oxford comma clutter up a sentence? The debate rages on.

Whether you love it or hate it, the oxford comma evokes some pretty strong feelings – both among people who study language and the rest of us. 

Why?Why do we let this tiny, curvy line have so much control over us? Anne Curzan, an English professor at the University of Michigan and the co-host of Michigan Radio's That's What They Say, joined Stateside to shed some light on the controversy. 

Listen to the full interview above to hear both sides of the argument and which side of the debate Curzan falls on.  
 

GUESTAnne Curzan - English professor at the University of Michigan and the co-host of Michigan Radio's That's What They Say

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