If I have a sentence that starts with additionally, finally, consequently, etc. do I always have to put a comma after it? Or is there a different rule?
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If starting a sentence with an introductory word or phrase then, yes, a comma would be required.
You would not need a comma if the word is used as an adverb in mid-sentence:
A sentence adverb (or a disjunct or an introductory adverbial element) should be followed by a comma in certain circumstances. You can find all the information you could possibly want here:
Actually, it's just a matter of personal preference. Do you want your reader to mentally pause after the first word or not?
protected by tchrist Nov 2 '14 at 15:23
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