Find the Error 25
(Extract adapted from a promotional campaign by a national high-street chain)
What kind of mistake do you see? (Choose one:)
- doesn't make sense
- singular / plural
In this example there is a comma missing from after 'games' in the last line. If
you want to make a list of items, you need to use a comma to separate each
one. The last line should read: '... you’ll have easy access to all your music,
games, films and photos – instantly!' This makes the sentence easier to read,
because all the items in the list are now neatly prevented from running into
each other by the commas. Apart from the last two items in the list, which are
separated by 'and'. Some people would put a comma before 'and' as well,
but this isn't necessary. A good list needs a comma after each item, apart
from the second to last item, which is followed by 'and', then the final item.
'My favourite sports are: football, rugby, sailing and wrestling.'
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