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When "of course" is at the end of a sentence, should a comma precede it?

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Yes and No! It depends on the sentence. Here are some examples:

We lose beloved public figures every year, of course.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/07/sports/rafer-johnson-sports-deaths.html

If this means just that she’s sympathetic to the problems women face and interested in how they deal with those problems, well then of course.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/18/books/the-wild-rangy-unclassifiable-delights-of-joy-williamss-fiction.html

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  • Your second example requires a comma, of course.
    – Spencer
    Dec 7, 2020 at 23:54

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