Pre-K to 8, Algebra 1 and Geometry


Pre-K to 8, Algebra 1, and Geometry

Does Pre-K to 8 function as one item and necessitate the oxford comma, or is not really an oxford comma in this case because Algebra and Geomtry are not part of the same range as Pre-K to 8?

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    The list doesn't really make much sense as a list because the items in it are not members of the same class. Normally when there is a change in the kind of item in a list, there's more than a comma to signal the change: The school offers grades pre-K to 8, along with intramural sports and music instruction. – TRomano Mar 21 at 21:45
  • This is going to be used as a heading/title so we're not writing it out like you normally would in a sentence. With that context, does one of these make more sense? Or is there a different, concise way to write it? – Megan Mar 22 at 16:30
  • Chicago advocates for the Oxford comma—except in those situations where using it would make the meaning unclear. If you're asking if it should be used here or not, then, yes, it should. (If you follow Chicago.) But it's not clear how many actual items are in your heading. If it's two, then there should be no comma at all. If it's three, then there should be two. – Jason Bassford Mar 23 at 18:25

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