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navi tasan

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Is there any difference between the meanings of:
1-He smokes when he comes here.
2-He smokes, when he comes here.

Does the comma really change anything?
 

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navi tasan said:
Is there any difference between the meanings of:
1-He smokes when he comes here.
2-He smokes, when he comes here.

Does the comma really change anything?

No difference; the comma is not necessary. If the second is meant to indicate an afterthought, a dash would be better, IMO.

He smokes -- when he comes here.

That might imply that he doesn't smoke other places.
 
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