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    Comma after 'therefore'

    Dear all,

    I was taught that I need to put comma after 'therefore'

    But I read many articles in news paper using 'therefore' with out comma

    I am confused about it

    Many thanks

    Example :

    We shall, therefore, return to this item at our next meeting

    I no longer have the support of the committee. I have therefore decided to resign

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    Re: Comma after 'therefore'

    Those sentences are better without commas. Modern newspaper articles reflect the current trend.

    You were probably taught by somebody who was him-/herself taught to use them with therefore years ago.

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    Re: Comma after 'therefore'

    Quote Originally Posted by duiter View Post
    Dear all,

    I was taught that I need to put comma after 'therefore'

    But I read many articles in news paper using 'therefore' with out comma

    I am confused about it

    Many thanks

    Example :

    We shall, therefore, return to this item at our next meeting

    I no longer have the support of the committee. I have therefore decided to resign
    NOT A TEACHER.

    When "therefore" is the first word of a sentence, it is often followed by a comma.

    In the first sentence you provided, the author is putting emphasis on "therefore" by setting it off with commas.

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