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    Default comma usage

    A comma is used after the word however in the following sentence constellation:
    Petra heard a squeaking; however, she didn't bother to go outside to look where it came from.

    If the word however were to be replaced with the word still would a comma after the word still be justified?

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    Default Re: comma usage

    Quote Originally Posted by LucaRB View Post
    A comma is used after the word however in the following sentence constellation:
    Petra heard a squeaking; however, she didn't bother to go outside to look where it came from.

    If the word however were to be replaced with the word still would a comma after the word still be justified?

    Sincerly,
    Luca
    Yes, a comma after "still" would be correct.

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    Default Re: comma usage

    Please mark out in some way the words you are asking about:
    If the word "however" were to be replaced with the word "still", would a comma after the word still be justified?
    If the word 'however' were to be replaced with the word 'still', would a comma after the word still be justified?
    If the word however were to be replaced with the word still, would a comma after the word still be justified?
    If the word however were to be replaced with the word still, would a comma after the word still be justified?

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    Default Re: comma usage

    Does anyone refer to that as a constellation? That sounds a bit grandiloquent to me.

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    Default Re: comma usage

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Please mark out in some way the words you are asking about:
    If the word "however" were to be replaced with the word "still", would a comma after the word still be justified?
    Indeed. And the second 'still' is still uncertain.

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    Default Re: comma usage

    Please excuse my late reply.
    I am very grateful for the plenty of your answers. A question that bothered me for a long time was answered.
    Cheers and many thanks once more.

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