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Commas in Direct Address

Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:36 pm
by Anja
I probably covered this before, but it bears repeating.

Use comma to set off a name, an endearment term, a nickname, a person's title, or anything that you are addressing directly.

Mike, there's a cow in the garden.

Where are you going, my girl?

No, Your Honour, I have no idea.

Good morning, coffee. Good to see you again.

Thank you, friends, for the wonderful gift.



Again, ANYTHING (any noun) you are addressing must be set off by commas, even in titles of songs or books or in poetry.

Goodnight, Irene
Ah, Wilderness!
(Eugene O'Neill)


Oh, March, come right upstairs with me,
I have so much to tell!

from Dear March, come in! by Emily Dickinson.

You left me, sweet, two legacies ...
In a poem by the same name, by Emily Dickinson.

Re: Commas in Direct Address

Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:03 pm
by oursilverstrands
Ann wrote:I probably covered this before, but it bears repeating.
Thanks, Ann. I agree, at least for me. :D


Lillian

Re: Commas in Direct Address

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:55 pm
by Athayde
Thanks, Ann

Eneida

Re: Commas in Direct Address

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 5:27 am
by cgalmond
oursilverstrands wrote:
Ann wrote:I probably covered this before, but it bears repeating.
Thanks, Ann. I agree, at least for me. :D

And for me as well they are my downfall and spelling!
Lillian

Re: Commas in Direct Address

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 10:19 am
by oursilverstrands
Hmm. Puzzling. I don't remember posting anything about spelling problems...head scratcher. :D


Lillian

Re: Commas in Direct Address

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 2:47 am
by Shann
I think I've solved the mystery! Picture me rubbing my hands together and laughing maniacally! Muhhaamuhaaha (teehee is just way more me!)
So originally, Lillian quoted Ann. Period, but then cgalmand quoted Lillian, but she added the extra line about spelling in that same box between Lillian's line and signature.
So Ann said: I probably covered this before...
Lillian wrote: Thanks Ann, I agree.
Then Cgalmand wrote in the quote box: and for me as well, they are my downfall and spelling!
Then after some white space Lillian's name showed up in the signature. I'm going to try to replicate it in next box.
No worries though cgalmand, things like that happen. Just remember if you use the quote box to put your line underneath the box!
Now normally, I wouldn't go to such detail to solve a mystery, but it's 3 am, I'm still exhausted from my son's wedding but can't sleep, and I love a good mystery. Hmm, apparently even mediocre ones! Teehee.

Re: Commas in Direct Address

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 2:49 am
by Shann
cgalmond wrote:
oursilverstrands wrote:
Ann wrote:I probably covered this before, but it bears repeating.
Thanks, Ann. I agree, at least for me. :D

And for me as well they are my downfall and spelling!



Shann is brilliant! Teehee :mrgreen:
Lillian
See how I put words in Lillian's mouth! :D :D

And it's nice to see you back on the forums cgalmond. I think it's been a couple of years. :welcome back

Re: Commas in Direct Address

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:36 am
by HelenIrvin
Thanks for the post with examples, so much clearer. :)

Re: Commas in Direct Address

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:27 pm
by oursilverstrands
I have to believe, Helen, that you are talking about Ann’s original post. :D After her post, well...??? :lol:

Lillian

Re: Commas in Direct Address

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:58 pm
by Shann
oursilverstrands wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:27 pm
I have to believe, Helen, that you are talking about Ann’s original post. :D After her post, well...??? :lol:

Lillian
What my solving the mystery wasn't clear, as well as putting those unlikely words in your mouth? Teehee Love ya! :loveyou :loveyou :loveyou