Introductory Adverbs & Phrases, Part I

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How do I punctuate an introductory phrase?

Introductory Adverbs & Phrases, Part I

Commas are not needed after "ordinary introductory adverbs" or "short introductory phrases" that answer such questions as:

WHEN: tomorrow, yesterday, recently, early next week, in the morning, soon, in five years, in 2004

HOW OFTEN: occasionally, often, frequently, once in a while

WHERE: here, in this case, at the meeting

WHY: for that reason, because of this situation

   

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