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    Comma after introductory phrase

    Hi,

    I am confused about whether there is a comma after introductory phrases like the following two:

    "In chapter 123, we discussed...."

    "In the following, we will further explain ..."

    On the web, I found roughly a 50:50 distribution of cases with comma and without. What is correct? My guess: there must be a comma after these introductory phrases, right?

    Thank you for your help!

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    Re: Comma after introductory phrase

    I would use commas if I were writing those phrases.

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