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Hi,

I would really appreacite it if someone could clarify whether there should be a comma before "if" in the sentence below:

--->Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions.

Personally I'm quite certain there shouldn't be any punctuation whatsoever in this sentence, but I would really appreaciate it if a native speaker could confirm this this (and preferrably explain why)

Much appreciated

Cheers!
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I'm a native speaker of Finnish ([Emotion: smile]) but I can tell you that no comma is needed in your sentence. A comma is usuallynot used if a subordinate clause follows the main clause.

I'll go there if he asks me.
I like him even though he hurt my feelings.

He wanted to talk to me because he owed me money.

If the order is reversed, a comma is usually used. In very short sentences commas may be omitted even then.

If he asks me, I'll go there.
Even though he hurt my feelings, I like him.
Because he owed me money, he wanted to talk to me.

CB
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Thanks Cool Breeze!
yes.. but despite that I found in a book this sentence :
Don’t promise to do it, if you are not sure that you can. With the coma in front of if - could someone explain me why is it there?

The independent clause of the sentence contains "not"; therefore, comma is used before "if".

For the sake of clarity, comma is used; however, if the sentence read alike (Please contact us if you have any problem), there is no need of using comma before "if".

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AnonymousI would really appreacite it if someone could clarify whether there should be a comma before "if" in the sentence below:--->Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions.

I would really appreciate... There is no need for a comma.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. (Here, a comma is needed.)

You have forgotten to add a period at the conclusion of your sentence within the parentheses; it is an independent clause. Additionally, you must place the period within the quotation marks according to the standard American grammatical rules.