Revising to the exam again...
In a chapter dedicated to something else, in the answers to an exercise, there was such a sentence:
Yesterday I met Susan at the grocer's. / I met Susan at the grocer's yesterday.
Problem is, when I was doing this exercise, I wrote this sentence in this way:
Yesterday, I met Susan at the greengrocer's.
I'm very doubtful about this comma.
I must confess: I don't know (or remember) any rule that would say if the comma here is necessary? acceptable? Incorrect? I must confess: When I was learning English in school, I consciously skipped learning all those comma rules and instead I was relying on my intuition, which, I think, was becoming better and better the more English texts I was reading and the more commas my teacher was crossing out or putting in my tests with her red pen.
And now, my intuition strongly tells me that the natural order of words in English, in case of this sentence, is:
I met Susan at the grocer's yesterday.
So, if I put "yesterday" at the beginning of this sentence, I'm inverting the usual order of words, thus necessitating a comma. (In a manner similar to conditional sentences: The usual order is "blah1 if blah2", so if I'm inverting it, I must put a comma: "if blah2, (then) blah1" but not "if blah2 (then) blah1".)
Is my intuition correct here? (I suppose it's not, since this would imply this book has another error, and while that's not impossible, I find it more likely that I'm wrong.) Which rule is appropriate here?
EDIT: Since someone marked my question a dupe of a couple of other questions that deal with possessive forms of store names: To make it clear: My question has NOTHING to do with store names and possessives! It is all about the comma after "yesterday" - this "grocer's" part is just to provide a full sentence example of my concern.