Help - Media Hookup 2013-01-28T19:03:08Z http://mediahookup.com/forum/topics/5403302:Topic:496?commentId=5403302%3AComment%3A501&x=1%235403302Comment501&feed=yes&xn_auth=no Arigato. tag:mediahookup.com,2010-03-30:5403302:Comment:501 2010-03-30T22:52:50.000Z John Stanowski http://mediahookup.com/profile/JohnStanowski Arigato. Arigato. AP style says the first; someā€¦ tag:mediahookup.com,2010-03-30:5403302:Comment:499 2010-03-30T22:46:17.000Z Louis C. Hochman http://mediahookup.com/profile/LouisCHochman AP style says the first; some English teachers will insist on the second. If you're writing for a news publication and don't have any info to the contrary, go with the first.<br /> <br /> Under AP style, you only use the comma before the last item in a list in cases where it's necessary to avoid confusion. Comes up a lot when individual components of the list involve the word "and" themselves.<br /> <br /> * He had eggs, toast and orange juice.<br /> * Over the day he had bacon and eggs, peanut butter and jelly, and toast. AP style says the first; some English teachers will insist on the second. If you're writing for a news publication and don't have any info to the contrary, go with the first.<br /> <br /> Under AP style, you only use the comma before the last item in a list in cases where it's necessary to avoid confusion. Comes up a lot when individual components of the list involve the word "and" themselves.<br /> <br /> * He had eggs, toast and orange juice.<br /> * Over the day he had bacon and eggs, peanut butter and jelly, and toast.