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"Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Iceland"

Translation:Suomi, Ruotsi, Norja, Tanska ja Islanti

July 6, 2020

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RickS_NL

@KristianKumpula: Why would the Finns care about the Oxford comma? After all, rules for punctuation differ per language. (Sept 2020)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KristianKumpula

Finns are not a hivemind, so some care and some don't. Any reasons for it that I can come up with would be speculation since I haven't asked for them. And I'm quite aware of the differences in Finnish and English punctuation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zanadir

Just a random punctuation question. Does there need to be a comma before the and? I thought that wasn't needed. Nothing to do with Finnish I am guessing.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/outilein

It's the Oxford comma and no, you don't have to use it. There is a lot of discussion of whether or not to use it but in the end it more of a style question.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zanadir

Awesome, something I had honestly never even heard of. Just looks wrong, but I guess I am :P Kiitos paljon!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KristianKumpula

I'm not sure whether to classify it as a mistake, but the Oxford comma is certainly less common in Finnish than in English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mpre53

Many English speakers would eliminate the comma after Tanska

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