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    Is there any difference between the meanings of:
    1-He smokes when he comes here.
    2-He smokes, when he comes here.

    Does the comma really change anything?

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    Re: commas II

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    Is there any difference between the meanings of:
    1-He smokes when he comes here.
    2-He smokes, when he comes here.

    Does the comma really change anything?
    No difference; the comma is not necessary. If the second is meant to indicate an afterthought, a dash would be better, IMO.

    He smokes -- when he comes here.

    That might imply that he doesn't smoke other places.

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