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    Default Comma before 'even though'?

    Should I put a comma before 'even though' here:

    I got up, stood there and began, but after saying my first few lines, I felt I hit a dead end, even though I knew where I was going, and I gaped at what my next words would be.

    I don't know if it's correct or if it would sound too choppy with the comma?

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    Default Re: Comma before 'even though'?

    Hello Ulysses

    What about?
    I got up, stood there, and began. But after saying my first few lines, I felt I hit a dead end, even though I knew where I was going. I then gaped at what my next words would be.

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    Default Re: Comma before 'even though'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ulysses View Post
    Should I put a comma before 'even though' here:

    I got up, stood there and began, but after saying my first few lines, I felt I hit a dead end, even though I knew where I was going, and I gaped at what my next words would be.

    I don't know if it's correct or if it would sound too choppy with the comma?
    When you attach a subordinate clause at the end of a main clause, you will generally use no punctuation, like this:

    main clause + + subordinate clause. No comma.

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