# Comma necessary after 'thus', 'however' and 'hence'?

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#### frogboxer

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Comma necessary after 'thus', 'however' and 'hence' in these?

He was convicted for the offense; thus he spent 90 days in the county jail.

I don't like her; however she is quite pretty.

I am not going to comment at this time; hence don't ask me another damn question!

thanks

#### Grumpy

##### Senior Member
In these examples, I would say yes: in particular, after "however". However, I'm sure other BrE speakers would disagree; thus confusing you, and hence prolonging this thread.

#### bhaisahab

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Is a comma necessary after 'thus', 'however' and 'hence' in these?

He was convicted for the offense; thus he spent 90 days in the county jail.

I don't like her; however she is quite pretty.

I am not going to comment at this time; hence don't ask me another damn question!

thanks

I would use comma after "however". However, I don't find any of the sentences very natural.

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