Are You For or Against the Oxford Comma?

By Maryann Yin 

Do you regularly use the oxford comma in your writing? The animated video embedded above features a three-minute TED-Ed lesson called “Grammar’s Great Divide: The Oxford Comma.”

This linguistics lesson focuses on the debate between those for and against what is “perhaps the most hotly contested punctuation mark of all time.” Back in 2011, the University of Oxford Writing and Style Guide noted that use of the serial comma should be generally avoided.

Over at the TED Ed website, visitors can access a quiz, a discussion board, and more resources. What are your biggest grammar-related pet peeves?