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I am curious: is it proper usage of grammar to use these words together : Fairly quickly ex: We responded to the fire call fairly quickly.
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Katie, who lives in NH, asks...
I received an invitation that had a list on the bottom that stated--Lunch, cake, and games. I remember learning punctuation that it was alright to list it the following way: Lunch, cake and games. Are both acceptable?
Anne answers...
Both are acceptable. Personally, I prefer keeping the comma for various obscure grammatical reasons you really don't want to know. Just understand that either is correct, and don't judge people who opt for the other point of view.
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