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    Have a student that writes a paragraph, 4th grade, beginning many sentences with 'then'. No comma follows. One of the criteria for determining his writing skills asks are there any linking expressions. Is then a linking expression and if a sentence starts with then, must it follow with a comma or do you replace the previous period with a semicolon and write then followed by a comma. Susan


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    Quote Originally Posted by susanstroud View Post
    Have a student that writes a paragraph, 4th grade, beginning many sentences with 'then'. No comma follows. One of the criteria for determining his writing skills asks are there any linking expressions. Is then a linking expression and if a sentence starts with then, must it follow with a comma or do you replace the previous period with a semicolon and write then followed by a comma. Susan
    It is a bit difficult to be absolute in replying without some idea of the kind of sentences he is writing.

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