- Is there a comma after regardless?
- Can I start sentence with regardless?
- Is the comma correct?
- Is an Oxford comma?
‘regardless’ is no different. If it occurs where you would expect it, it requires no comma regardless of what anyone says. Regardless, it will need a comma after it if it is moved. I imagine you are thinking of the construction: ‘He drove on regardless.
Regardless of other advice you may hear, it’s fine to start a sentence with “regardless.” Provided the sentence actually works and makes sense, obviously. But there’s no rule against starting a sentence with this word.
Use commas after introductory a) clauses, b) phrases, or c) words that come before the main clause. a. Common starter words for introductory clauses that should be followed by a comma include after, although, as, because, if, since, when, while.
An Oxford, or serial, comma is the last comma in a list, it goes before the word “and.” Technically, it’s grammatically optional in American English. However, depending on the list you are writing out, omitting it can lead to some confusion.