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Why is that there are times that they put a comma after the words so, but, etc.
What is the difference between the two?
1) So, he tried to open the window.
2) So he tried to open the window.
please explain too!!!
A useful little rule I was taught as a kid is to put a comma where you would expect to take a breath or pause during speech.
In 'So, what have we here" the speaker would make a short pause after 'so' but not in "So what we have we here". Spoken English uses such devices for emphasis. Robotic computer generated voices sound odd.