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    Default Comma necessary after 'thus', 'however' and 'hence'?

    Comma necessary after 'thus', 'however' and 'hence' in these?


    He was convicted for the offense; thus he spent 90 days in the county jail.


    I don't like her; however she is quite pretty.


    I am not going to comment at this time; hence don't ask me another damn question!

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    Default Re: Comma necessary after 'thus', 'however' and 'hence'?

    In these examples, I would say yes: in particular, after "however". However, I'm sure other BrE speakers would disagree; thus confusing you, and hence prolonging this thread.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Default Re: Comma necessary after 'thus', 'however' and 'hence'?

    Quote Originally Posted by frogboxer View Post
    Is a comma necessary after 'thus', 'however' and 'hence' in these?


    He was convicted for the offense; thus he spent 90 days in the county jail.


    I don't like her; however she is quite pretty.


    I am not going to comment at this time; hence don't ask me another damn question!

    thanks
    I would use comma after "however". However, I don't find any of the sentences very natural.

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