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More Commas in Introductory Phrases (2)

Last time, adverbial conjunctions that take a comma were introduced. This week, we look at more examples of this handy way to construct good sentences.

Contrast: “Nevertheless, he wouldn’t say why he was late for dinner.”

Emphasis: “Of course, I would be happy to host the barbecue for you tonight.”

Example: “For instance, the way you dusted missed important spots on the window ledge.”

Summary: “In conclusion, I ask that you consider donating to our fund.”

Time sequence: “At last, we saw their car in the driveway.”

(October 16, 2011)

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