I was wondering if a list of classifying adjectives of the same type could use the Oxford Comma.
For example: social, political, and economic problems is it a correct expression? I was checking a book and the expression they used is social, political and economic problems.
Another example: The tulips were yellow, orange and red. Can I use The tulips were yellow, orange, and red?
Does the Oxford Comma rule apply in those cases? Are they both valid?
Yeah, it’s fine.
The Oxford Comma: Hart’s Rules
Examples of the serial comma are:
- mad, bad, and dangerous to know
There is some ambiguity in the case of your tulip example because it’s not clear whether each tulip had three colours or whether you had a mixture of single-coloured tulips, but I’m guessing that’s beside the point.