Commas and dates

Reader’s question: Is a comma necessary after a date at the beginning of a sentence, for example, In June 2009, the Commission decide…

Answer: I would use a comma after a date at the beginning of a sentence because it indicates a pause. I notice that many writers are dropping the comma, presumably on the basis that the sentence makes sense without it.

Online grammar programs

If you want to learn more about grammar, register for one of Mary’s online grammar courses at www.onlinewritingtraining.com.au

 
 

online grammar
Copyright © 2013 All Rights Reserved

Design by mel anderson | Webdev by tony cosentino