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[Forum] RE: Introductory phrase
And here's another thread talking about the same thing:

[Forum] RE: Introductory clause question
Thank you, All! Yes, informal is fine for this MS--I even injected a few contractions to lighten the thing up. What would I do without you helpers? I'm glad I won't have to find out. thank you again

[Forum] RE: Introductory clause followed by two independent clauses
Opinions vary on how to punctuate sentences like this. Here's a link to a post on the subject: The Purdue OWL endorses punctuating the independent clauses as y

[Forum] RE: Comma after Year
Good recasts, Tbaldini. I also tend to leave commas out after short introductory phrases (unless there's a chance they'll be misread).

[Forum] RE: Short introductory phrases with numbers
I don't think commas are needed with any of these, Pinky. However, I wouldn't necessarily keep all of these as you have them -- some are more passive than active voice and are awkwardly phrased.

[Forum] RE: Punctuating and formatting multiple nonconsecutive days in a date
I like the bulleted list that you put at the top of your posting. It seems quite clear. If you can't do it that way, can you at least move "2016" out of the way into an introductory sentence?

[Forum] RE: Introductory clause followed by two independent clauses
I'm not sure about a commonly accepted rule that applies to this, but I usually consider whether the introductory phrase applies to both indie clauses. I'm not certain, but what I'm picturing is that the green light is behind the doors, and the characters are able to see it because the doors open up

[Forum] RE: Commas with direct address after single word introductory phrase
I'm not saying it's bad to point out specific sections. I'm just saying that I don't think any of these, including your most recent examples, actually apply to either of these sentences.

[Forum] introductory phrase
I know that no comma is necessary after a date consisting of just a year. [i]Since 1922 there has been a world's fair every . . . [/i] Does the same apply when referring to a decade? [i]Since the 1980s colleges have been required . . . [/i]

[Forum] RE: Punctuation
Yes, a comma is warranted. See [url=]CMOS 6.36[/url]. This string is a rather lengthy and involved introductory adverbial phrase.

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