Comma or no comma


I don't think a comma is necessary after For years, but grammarly does. What do you think?


For years most people have been under the impression that dangerous practices employed by traditional farming methods were acceptable, and they didn’t realize how toxic chemicals used for farming can affect them.

comma commas asked Jan 31 '13 at 21:26 Carly Jason New member

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Here is a link to the explanation. Oddly, their handbook (which agrees with you) doesn't agree with their software.


It would be optional to use the comma. I would because it would indicate a slight pause which would follow a natural speaking cadence.

link answered Jan 31 '13 at 21:35 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

HA! thank you so much for your answer

Carly JasonJan 31 '13 at 23:13

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