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Comma after an Exclamation Point (Exclamation Mark) — Rules

Using any punctuation mark must be done with extra care. That is, overusing or underusing such a tool can make or break written outputs. One of the trickiest combinations of punctuation marks is the use of exclamation points and commas together. Whether we should use a comma after a punctuation mark is a question worth …

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Comma after “eventually” — Here’s What You Need to Know

Recently, people have been wondering when exactly a comma comes after the word “eventually” – an adverb of time. In reality, achieving flawless punctuation skills requires a decent amount of practice and time; it is not something we get to learn overnight. Hence, taking things one step at a time is crucial. In today’s post, …

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Comma after “During this time” — Punctuation Guide

Using a comma is not an easy task. That said, it baffles a lot of people who need to write daily, or at least regularly at school or work. Recently, one question that has been raised by many is when should a comma come after the expression “during this time.” Well, several conditions guide this …

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Comma after “by the way” — The Ultimate Guide

“By the way” is one of the most common phrases people use in everyday speech. In fact, as common as it is, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ wrote a song about it. Nevertheless, using and punctuating it in writing is a whole different story. Meanwhile, comma use remains to be one of the trickiest writing …

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Comma after “besides” — The Ultimate Guide

Using commas appropriately saves us from miscommunicating what we really mean. Needless to say, it is quite an important life skill to have. There’s been some curiosity on when exactly to place a comma after the word “besides” – a word that has multiple faces. Today, we’ll be tackling this very issue so we can …

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Comma after “beforehand” — Punctuation Rules

Knowing when and where to use commas is an important life skill; it saves us from miscommunicating what we mean. But, people seem to get confused about when exactly this should be done, such as when they should put a comma after the word “beforehand.” Today, we’ll be tackling this very issue to make writing …

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Comma Before a “Time Zone” — Punctuation Guide

There are several known ways to talk and write about time. We can use seconds, minutes, hours, and even days to measure time. When we work locally, we barely need to think about time zone differences. At other times, though, we need to be extra cautious with time differences because our colleagues live in other …

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Comma before “whenever” — Rules & Grammar

Knowing when and where to place commas is not an easy thing to do; it requires stylistic and grammatical knowledge. This is particularly true with the word “whenever.” Being an adverb and a conjunction at the same time, “whenever” is also naturally a tricky word to use, especially among many non-natives. So today, we cover …

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Comma before “which” in the UK (British English) — Rules

Human curiosity has come to a point where people ask specific questions like “When do we need to place a comma before ‘which’ in the UK?” What this question actually means is whether there is any significant difference between how British and American English users use their commas. Whether to use a comma or not …

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