I was recently criticized for the statement
If I could offer you a piece of unsolicited advice, it would be this: Always be using the Oxford comma.
I would like to know whether this is grammatically incorrect and why.
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If I could offer you a piece of unsolicited advice, it would be this: always be using the Oxford comma.
it is grammatical. But it sounds like, well, Indian English. If that is your dialect, you might be okay with that. In the US, UK, etc, we would say
If I could offer you a piece of unsolicited advice, it would be this: always use the Oxford comma.
In general, a lot of non-native speakers (I do not know if you are one or not) overuse the progressive aspect. In addition, using the construction be + present participle for an imperative just sounds off (not that great) to native speakers in the US, Canada, UK, Australia...