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The introductory signals “see” and “see also” belong together. Do not start a new sentence with “see also.”
Reason: They are in the same category. All introductory signals in the same category go together in a string-cite. Rule 1.3; see Rule 1.2.
❌: See Case X. See also Case Y.
✅: See Case X; see also Case Y. But see Case Z.