Dating age range xkcd
The way they are, those lists often require re-reading so our minds can perform the mental separation that the authors were too dense to provide on the page.
The imbalance created by the disparate lengths of the list’s items can be largely or even completely eliminated by the placement of a comma to mark the separation between each pair of items.
I should also note that many of these issues are more properly classified under style or usage. If that isn’t clear to you, it isn’t because you aren’t a scientific researcher and aren’t familiar with the terminology; it’s because the authors left out a necessary comma.
It’s true that “if needed” could be surrounded by commas, but this is not necessary.
Then there's the Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male, suggesting that if all men always want sex and would never turn it down, then they cannot be raped by a woman.
Needless to say, this is all ripe for exploitation by a Genre Savvy villain/ess.
Whenever they actually get a peek at a woman's breasts, they lose all brain function.
This trope is often used as an excuse to hand male characters the Idiot Ball.
I don’t know about you, but that sentence was temporarily confusing the first time I read it, and today when I browsed my ever-growing list of Oxford comma–needing sentences to find some more good ones to add to this guide, this sentence initially confused me again. The other group of BMDMs was co-treated with CHX and IC for 2 h and 11 h, 4 h and 13 h or 6 h and 15 h, respectively. EMDB was established by the Protein Databank in Europe (PDBe) at the European Bioinformatics Institute, the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB) at Rutgers and the National Center for Macromolecular Imaging (NCMI) at Baylor College of Medicine."Do you know what would be the best way to wipe out all of humankind if you were a space alien with a special mind-ray? Cos' if they suddenly found out about the kind of stuff that goes on in our heads they'd kill us all on the spot. We are disgustoids in human form."The tendency for all men within a work of fiction to think primarily with their penises.As such they will be constantly trying to peek up girls' skirts or into the girl's locker room, and will go out of their way (often to absurd lengths) to either catch a glimpse of something naughty, or gain a minuscule chance of doing the deed.