From Soup, To Nuts?

The hotel staff can arrange a wide array of entertaining activities, from hikes through the Sonoran mountains, to guided tours of the area’s unique historical sites, to gallery excursions highlighting painting, sculpture, and local crafts.

See those commas before "to guided tours" and "to gallery excursions"? They're not necessary. They don't really make sense, either. Yet some writers assume that every sentence that describes a range "from" something "to" something else automatically gets commas.

Not so, as a simple example like "from soup to nuts" illustrates. So only use these commas when they'll help the reader organize the information.

 

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