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Is it true you should never put a comma after “then”? Please explain [duplicate]

I would like to know what the rule is, if there is one, behind the use of commas after all sequence words except then. I have seen "then" written both with a comma and without one, but I remember ...
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Comma after “after a while”? [duplicate]

Should we use comma after "after a while"? For example, After a while she stopped thinking about him.
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For the phrase “for now,” is a comma necessary in this sentence? [duplicate]

While practicing for the SAT and doing a practice test, I came across a question where what I believed to be a grammatical mistake in the question (it was missing a comma, I thought) caused me to ...
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Comma in “Tomorrow, I will go to the store”? [duplicate]

I seem to remember being taught to use a comma after introductory phrases, such as in Tomorrow, I will go to the store. However, a friend of mine says a comma is not needed here. Is the comma correct, ...
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Comma after “intuitively” at the beginning of a sentence? [duplicate]

In the following sentence, do I have to put a comma after "intuitively?": Intuitively, it represents the concept of something.
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Clarification about comma usage [duplicate]

I wanted to clarify whether comma usage was mandated, optional, or not allowed in cases where the phrase at the beginning could be moved later into the sentence. I realize this is not the best ...
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do I place a comma before “well”? [duplicate]

I'm writing a novel and still getting use to rules for commas. In my novel I have this: "Well, she better not eat any of my customers,or I’ll be having cougar tonight." does this comma before the ...
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When writing user stories, should there be a comma after “As a User”, and before “I want”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Comma after introductory phrases Agile software development often encourages people to write up user stories using a given formula. The formula is: "As a User I want to ...
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Correct use of introductory commas [duplicate]

How can you tell if an introductory comma is used correctly? Here is an example. Outside, the rain was coming down hard. I do not know how to tell whether it's correct or not; is there a way to ...
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Does a comma always follow 'of course'? [duplicate]

This is very similar to this question but was not satisfactorily answered there. It's very common for auto-checkers (e.g. Grammarly) to suggest a comma follow 'of course'. For example, if I write "...
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“On the lateral surface, there are…”: Do I need to use a comma after “surface”? [duplicate]

"On the lateral surface, there are small insertions of brown siderite." Is there any general rule for punctuating sentences like this? Can you give me a source reference?
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Commas - academic text [duplicate]

Are commas below correct, please? In the solution, we except From the beginning, we search for
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Comma after introductory phrase in “As a B, I want A”? [duplicate]

Is this comma needed or allowed? As a citizen, I think that this problem undermines the right to privacy. Or should it be written this way instead: As a citizen I think that this problem undermines ...
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Comma Usage (is this a dependent clause?) [duplicate]

Is the comma usage in the second sentence correct? An alaunt with short grey fur emerged from the darkness baring its teeth. Shortly after, its master followed. I understand that a comma should ...
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Punctuation after beginning of sentence [duplicate]

I am wondering about punctuation in this sentence: In this case the main focus was on intuitiveness and learnability. Should I put a comma after "case"? If so, why?

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