Does the sentence need the comma? The following year, he was in my Banach algebras class
Oct 19, 2018 10:58 PM
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""The following year" is an adverbial phrase which begins your sentence. So, it’s often followed by a comma but it doesn’t have to be, especially if it’s short. As a rule of thumb, if the phrase is longer than about four words, use the comma. You can also use a comma with a shorter phrase when you want to emphasize it or add a pause for literary effect.
October 20, 2018
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