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* Use the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_comma Oxford Comma].
 
* Use the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_comma Oxford Comma].
 
* Avoid "one of" unless it's followed by a bulleted list. You can normally leave it out and just use "or". If you cannot leave it out, that might be a good indication you want to use a bulleted list for clarity.
 
* Avoid "one of" unless it's followed by a bulleted list. You can normally leave it out and just use "or". If you cannot leave it out, that might be a good indication you want to use a bulleted list for clarity.
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* Spaces around — (em dash)

Revision as of 08:12, 9 January 2017

Language

American English.

Dictionary

  • bitrate
  • colorspace
  • keepalive (though HTTP Keep-Alive [sic] header)
  • metadata
  • referrer (though HTTP Referer [sic] header)
  • whitespace (though CSS white-space [sic] property)

Grammar

  • Use 's for possesives, even when it looks unnatural.
  • Use the Oxford Comma.
  • Avoid "one of" unless it's followed by a bulleted list. You can normally leave it out and just use "or". If you cannot leave it out, that might be a good indication you want to use a bulleted list for clarity.
  • Spaces around — (em dash)