Does Therefore Need a Comma?

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It all depends on the context.

As a general rule, it is suggested that commas should be avoided wherever possible. This helps to make a passage more continuous.

The best way is to consider how you would say it out loud. If you find a section of the sentence where you pause whilst reading then this is usually where the comma should go.

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76 In Conclusion Synonyms

76 In Conclusion Synonyms
76 In Conclusion Synonyms

Therefore, read the sentence out loud before you add the comma.

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In the sentence above, I had to pause after therefore.

But, for example, in the sentence:

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He was short and therefore unable to reach the book on the top shelf.

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The comma was not required because I didnโ€™t have to pause after therefore.

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