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Hi all,

I was wondering if you could help. Should I place a comma after 'but' in the following sentence:

"But in recent years, the language of migration has been subject to as much scrutiny as the issue itself."

On balance I feel as though I should, but I'm not sure of the rules here.

Thanks,

Cameron

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Hi, Camera—You can optionally add a comma after "But" in that sentence, but it is not required. I would add it, to set off "in each years" from "But the language of migration has been subject to as much scrutiny as the issue itself"; but, then, I'm a big fan of symmetry, and not everybody is. If you changed "But" to "However," the meaning would be the same, but the comma would be required.

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