Using Commas with Direct Address
by Tina Blue
March 2, 2004
This will be a very short article, addressed to one simple rule. Use commas to enclose nouns or pronouns or a noun phrase in direct address.
~Dr. Harvey, will you have time to see Timmy on Thursday?
~I am delighted, Mrs. Smith, to hear that you will be joining us at the opera.
~Will you please, sir, speak more loudly and perhaps project your voice a little?
~Ladies and gentlemen, we have to decide on a nominee before we leave this room.
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