(Closed) Wording help please!

posted 6 years ago in Favors
  • poll: Which one sounds better?
    To love, laughter, and happily ever after : (4 votes)
    27 %
    Love, laughter, and happily ever after : (11 votes)
    73 %
  • Post # 3
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    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I voted for option #2, but I believe it is gramatically incorrect and should be as follows:

    “Love, Laughter, and Happily Ever After” 

    You’re missing a comma after “laughter”, and before “and”. It is considered an “itemized list”, in which each item should have a comma after it.  I also personally like the look of the letters capitalized (although technically they shouldn’t be, I personally feel that it looks better, and more like a title, and in the case of a title, like on a photobooth strip, it can be capitalized as such).

    Post # 5
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    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

     

    @Mrs.Davis914:  Glad I could help.

                              Looks like my six additional years of university paid off after all… lol

    Post # 6
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    11357 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @Ms.Meghann:  I, too, am a big fan of the optional “Oxford comma,” as in the series: eggs, butter, and cheese. I find that it adds clarity to sentences.

    @Mrs.Davis914:  Your second option is correct, as the first option presents a problem with parallel structure.

    ETA: I should add that “love, laughter, and ever after” (with no adverb added) would be best in terms of parallel structure for the second option. 

    Post # 7
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    7902 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    The first option is not grammatical. I can’t understand if you intend “to” to introduce an infinitive or as the preposition indicating direction.

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