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My answer: It is better to avoid splitting the two parts of the verb, but I would ask one more question: What does that adverb contribute? Does "I had planned to cite my sources ... " deliver the same message? How does "initially" make the message more clear? My question dodges yours, but we we all tend to clutter our writing with distracting words. We ...
I would like to still be doing that in years to come.
In the years to come. What might in the next years to come mean? (Is it intended to be in opposition to in the previous years to come?)
You can start a sentence with “Established in”, as long as the subject of your sentence is the thing that is established in the specified time. In this case: if the subject is “this bank”. Correct: “Established in 1900, this bank has been through a lot. Currently, the majority of its shares is held by …” Incorrect: “Established in 1900, this bank’s ...
"Established in 1900..." is fine. It makes perfect sense and is grammatical.
A comma to pause or separate? To pause, no need at all. If to separate, which word or words? Your status is good my dear. 'Happy Labor Day everyone!'
Yes! Necessary but declining in popularity. It's called a "vocative" comma, and it saves the reader from a double take in situations like "Awesome pants, Bill!" vs. "Awesome Pants Bill!" (noting the arrival of Bill, who is widely known and titled by his awesome pants). See ...
Yes, I can't see a problem with that. However, it is normally unnecessary - it makes no difference to the server if it is to go or you will drink it in the shop - it typically is "to go". If, however, it is a shop that offers ceramic cups for non-takeaway, you do need to specify. I never drink coffee in the shop unless I buy something else.
The only proposed question I see which is a problem is the next-to-last one, where "someone could" should probably be "could someone". Otherwise, I don't see any that are particularly wrong, provided the verbs of the final sentences comply with rules about agreement between subject and verb.
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