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GrammarTable257 karma

No, you have fulfilled your obligation by putting one.

GrammarTable242 karma

That made me laugh out loud. Not that apoplectic, but what a great word that is!

My answer would depend on the error type.

Usually a 3 or 4 for a typo, but certain categories of errors might raise me to a 7.

Are you trying to tell me something? ;)

GrammarTable197 karma

I am usually indifferent. I’ve gone through different life stages depending on the kind of work I’m doing. In some stages I used it; in others I didn't.

I am currently in an Oxford comma stage of life. But whatever people's general habits, it's good to use it in cases like this, where omitting it could create confusion about the boundaries between items:

At the state fair she ate pizza, spaghetti and meatballs, and corn dogs. Then she regretted it all.

GrammarTable139 karma

I hope that's not true. If it is, I will have to get rid of all my semicolon T-shirts.

GrammarTable139 karma

Haha! I figured something like this was coming. I sometimes joke that I could be the Dehyphenator for Halloween—I tend to close things up as soon as I think I can get away with it. But maybe you're right that I should be more careful about that one. I will take it under advisement. ;)