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Commas and Introductory Words

Commas should be used not only after introductory phrases, but after introductory words as well. It’s a simple-seeming rule, but as always, the permutations can be frustrating. I have to admit my googling netted me a disappointing catch on this

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Commas: Introductory Phrases

According to Purdue ( ¬†introductory phrases, unlike introductory clauses, “don’t have both a subject and a verb that are separate from the subject and verb in the main clause of the sentence. Common introductory phrases include prepositional phrases, appositive phrases,

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