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Should names/original nouns go in the introductory clause or main clause?

At first, I wrote this: Clutching his striped tie, sitting on the couch, Mary waited for Tom to come out from the bathroom. A native speaker changed that into this: Clutching Tom's tie, ...
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Why do some introductory words are always followed by a comma and others aren't?

Some examples. However is always followed by a comma. Examples. Mostly is almost always followed by a comma. Examples. Rather is 50-50, I think. Examples. (I think this is the case with so too.) ...