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    Can I omit commas before and after "but again"?

    The president is expected to mount a fresh review of strategy on Afghanistan by the end of the year, but again, no major adjustments are expected.
    More:AFP: No 'adjustments' needed on war fronts: Obama
    Is there any difference in meaning if I omit commas before and after "but again"?
    The president is expected to mount a fresh review of strategy on Afghanistan by the end of the year but again no major adjustments are expected.

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    Re: Can I omit commas before and after "but again"?

    I am not an English teacher, but have used the English language professionally for many years. The meaning of your sentence is not changed, but proper punctuation would call for separation of the phrase "but again" with commas on both sides in my opinion...

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