What’s the best way to write a list?


Check out this post from the Ediket blog on the best way to write a list.

Ediket Blog

What exactly are the formal rules for writing a list of items in English? There are so many ways to do it and so many opinions on which is best! One thing is for sure: if you are going to explain something, there’s a good chance you will have to use a list, so figure it all out on the double with this article!

Simple Horizontal Lists

A horizontal list is one that you write as part of a larger sentence. For example, if I told you I have a cat, a dog, and a bird as pets, I just created a list within the natural flow of the sentence.

If you are listing simple items, as above, separate each item with a comma. You should use “and” or “or” just before the last item to indicate the conclusion of the list. “And” is inclusive and means all of the…

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