comma after discourse marker [necessary?]: furthermore, moreover

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andersxman

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Denmark/danish
When starting a phrase with the following discourse markers, is the comma obligatory? Or maybe there shouldn't be one at all?

For example(,)

moreover(,)

further(,)

furthermore(,)
 
  • rsweet

    Senior Member
    English, North America
    I was taught to place a comma after all these words except "further," which is not often used as an introductory word in AE. If it's used in the same way as "furthermore," however:) , a comma would be appropriate.
     

    DavyBCN

    Senior Member
    UK - English
    rsweet said:
    I was taught to place a comma after all these words except "further," which is not often used as an introductory word in AE. If it's used in the same way as "furthermore," however:) , a comma would be appropriate.
    Absolutely agree from a BE viewpoint.
     

    andersxman

    Senior Member
    Denmark/danish
    Same thing goes for "thus", "hence", "therefore"?


    I supposed there's a never-ending list of examples to ask, that doesn't come to mind in this instance. I reckon the answer is "yes, discourse markes are succeeded by a comma"?
     
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