comma after 'yesterday' [adverb, front position]: Yesterday I went to

Arthur Korablyov

Senior Member

Is it necessary to use a comma in this sentence?

Yesterday I went to the zoo.

I mean, a comma after yesterday?

Or doesn't it matter?
  • I don't think you need the comma, Arthur. People often begin sentences with adverbs that aren't set off by commas: Today I want to finish my homework. If I remember correctly, the style manuals I've looked through generally support this idea.