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Jeremy Cornelius
FEATURES EDITOR

Oxford comma: “Use commas to separate elements in a series, but do not put a comma before the conjunction in a simple series:”

Mary Keister works for the “Washington Post,” being miraculous, star-studded and a little AP-style addicted editor.

Percent: “One word. It takes a singular verb when standing alone or when a singular word follows an of construction:”

Mary Keister said 100 percent of the Round Table copy has been edited!

“It takes a plural verb when a plural word follows an of construction:”

Mary Keister said 50 percent of the Round Table staff ordered pizza!

Courtesy of AP Style Guide

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