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    I had asked a question about a comma being place after “Today” and the teacher stated it is fine with or without the comma. Why is that?



    I have a demonstration speech to present for my speech class tomorrow. I wanted to know if a comma goes after today. For example:

    Today, I will explain how to write a check.




    It is fine with or without the comma.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MsNyree View Post
    I had asked a question about a comma being place after “Today” and the teacher stated it is fine with or without the comma. Why is that?



    I have a demonstration speech to present for my speech class tomorrow. I wanted to know if a comma goes after today. For example:

    Today, I will explain how to write a check.

    It is fine with or without the comma.
    The presence of the comma will aid your presentation. It will tell you where to place emphasis. Today, (pause), I will explain how to.......

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    Default Re: comma

    A comma is a pause.
    Say the sentences with and then without the pause.
    It is just a way to emphasis the word, "today."

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