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knotoftoads
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random question

Postby knotoftoads » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:49 pm

I've been searching online but still can't find a straight answer. Does the word "though" always need a comma after it when it begins a sentence?

"Though, it was hers all along" or "Though it was hers all along"

Words like however always need a comma when introducing a sentence like the one above and I could replace the "though" with "however" (but I already used that word in a prior sentence) , so does that mean I need the comma?

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Re: random question

Postby AreJay711 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:58 pm

knotoftoads wrote:I've been searching online but still can't find a straight answer. Does the word "though" always need a comma after it when it begins a sentence?

"Though, it was hers all along" or "Though it was hers all along"

Words like however always need a comma when introducing a sentence like the one above and I could replace the "though" with "however" (but I already used that word in a prior sentence) , so does that mean I need the comma?


It would be "Though it was hers all along,...." but it isn't "though" that requires the comma; it is whatever that kind of phrase is called in grammar. Look that up. It should be one of the main entries on any comma use guide.

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Re: random question

Postby knotoftoads » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:05 am

Well I meant that as a whole sentence, not as an introductory phrase. I forgot to put periods.
Though it was hers all along. (Its the sentence before describes what I was talking about)

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Re: random question

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:22 pm

As a moderate grammar Nazi, I'm embarassed to admit I don't know which (if either) is correct... but I'm confident in my statement that it sounds very stilted. I would change the sentence.




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