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    Is a comma needed after 'then'?

    He had his breakfast. Then(,) he went to school.

    Is a comma needed? Where I live, the teachers think it is obligatory. However, I guess it is not.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Is a comma needed after 'then'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    He had his breakfast. Then(,) he went to school.

    Is a comma needed? Where I live, the teachers think it is obligatory. However, I guess it is not.

    Thanks.
    No. There is no need for a comma. What purpose would it serve? It's different from your last sentence with "However", which, as you know, does need one to avoid an ambiguous start. I would also rethink the comma after "Where I live".
    But if your teachers require it, use it.

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