When there are three (or more) items in a list, you write it like this:

The British flag has red, blue, and white.

But do you do the same for a list with two items, with a comma before the "and"?

The Canadian flag has red, and white.

Or, just

The Canadian flag has red and white.

Which one is correct? Do different context allow the different forms? Any help would be appreciated.

1 Answer 1



The Canadian flag has red and white.

no comma.

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    Wouldn't you say, "The Canadian flag ** is ** red and white" instead? Or "The Canadian flag has the colors red and white"?
    – miltonaut
    Jan 14, 2015 at 9:42
  • @miltonaut I was just following the example given, not judging the grammar. Of course you are right.
    – user3169
    Jan 14, 2015 at 16:30

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