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    Is a comma needed before 'indeed' for emphasis?

    If we want to emphasise that something is true, do we use a comma before 'indeed'?

    It is true(,) indeed.

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    Re: Is a comma needed before 'indeed' for emphasis?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    If we want to emphasise that something is true, do we use a comma before 'indeed'?

    It is true(,) indeed.

    Thanks.
    Not a teacher only a native.

    Sometimes it would be correct to say 'indeed' after a phrase, however not on all occasions and not always with a comma. 'Indeed' can fit in a variety of places in a sentence.

    If you were replying to someone, or want to show your agreement then I suppose 'indeed' might be added. It would depend on the context.

    A: Do you think the football match was any good?
    B: It was very good indeed. - No comma needed.


    In your example:
    'It is true, indeed.' This doesn't sound right to me, perhaps if you could put it in context it would sound better.

    I would suggest if you swap the sentence around it would be better.
    'Indeed, it is true'. That sounds natural and correct.

    Hope this helps.

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