In my opinion,... From my point of view,... In my mind,...

Evelin2208

Member
German
Hey there,

can anybody tell me if I put the commas right (as far as I know, I always have to use a comma after an introduction):

In my opinion, the sample did not include enough companies.
From my point of view, the sample did not include enough companies.
In my mind, the sample did not include enough companies.
 
  • MichaelW

    Senior Member
    English (British)
    You don't have to use a comma in these cases but if you do want to use them you have placed them correctly.

    The introduction is short and leads directly to a simple statement. If the introduction were longer or the statement more complicated then the comma would help the reader to break down the statement into its constituent parts.
     

    entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    Yes, they're in the right place, but you don't always have to use a comma. The comma is for clarity, or for intonation; it's not a matter of grammar.

    I should add: 'To my mind' is better than 'In my mind' for this meaning. 'In my mind' means more like "imagining" and is opposed to saying it out loud or writing it down.
     
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