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Rule "Warn when the serial comma is not used"

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Description: Warn when the serial comma is not used
Message: The serial comma (Oxford comma, Harvard comma) is missing.
Category: Style (ID: STYLE)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/oxford-comma/
Tags: [picky]
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • Texts can be checked right in Apple Mail, Notes and Messages.
    Correction suggestion: Notes,
  • Produced in United States, Japan and Canada, the P-3 has been operated by the air forces and navies of United States, Japan, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, and Taiwan.
    Correction suggestion: Japan,
  • Notably, in Europe, Russia and China, all major classification yards are hump yards.
    Correction suggestion: Russia,
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Vrbas, Donji Vakuf, village in Donji Vakuf, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Today, Vancouver is home to a number of popular independent bands such as The New Pornographers, Japandroids, Destroyer, In Medias Res, Tegan and Sara, and independent labels including Nettwerk and Mint.
  • Huila River, stream in Sangre Grande, Trinidad and Tobago
  • The most significant Atlantic nesting sites are in Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana in South America, Antigua and Barbuda, and Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean, and Gabon in Central Africa
  • Many video games, including Beavis and Butt-Head, Beavis and Butt-head in Virtual Stupidity, Beavis and Butt-Head: Bunghole in One, Calling All Dorks, Little Thingies, Wiener Takes All, and Beavis and Butt-Head Do U.
  • Described by attendees as "inspiring" and "timely," the conference kicked off with Ray Anderson, Chairman and CEO of Interface, sharing his vision for conducting business in the new millennium, where profits and environmental protection are not only compatible but mutually dependent.
  • In Broughton, Simon and Ellingham, Mark with McConnachie, James and Duane, Orla (Ed.), World Music, Vol.
  • Sydney Brenner, born in South Africa, Physiology or Medicine, 2002
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ID: SERIAL_COMMA_ON [8]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-04-14 22:33:08 +0200)