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The comma – part 2

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Here’s a straightforward addition to your knowledge about commas. Always use a comma to mark a pause after introductory words or phrases in a sentence, as in the following examples:

Nevertheless,

However,

Indeed,

Of course,

Naturally,

On the other hand,

In fact,

Therefore,

In addition,

Having said that,

Following on from that,

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