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Prepositions Conjunctions and Interjections
Commas Colons and Semicolons
Do you put the comma after the but or before?
Asked in Commas Colons and Semicolons
Do you put a comma before the word unless in a sentence?
Do you use the comma before or after the word but?
It entirely depends on the context. In some contexts you would put a comma before that word, in some contexts you would put a comma after it, in some contexts you would put a comma both before and after it, and in some contexts you would not put a comma either before or after it. A comma corresponds to a place where you would pause if you were speaking the sentence aloud. There are absolutely no rules about which punctuation you have to use with specific words. English is not such a restricted or restrictive language.