Daily Grammar

Lesson 352

Mechanics - Punctuation - Commas

Use a comma or commas to set off words or phrases used as nouns of addressNouns of address are the persons or things to which you are speaking. They may have modifiers and are not related to the rest of the sentence grammatically. You can remove them and a complete sentence remains. Source: Lesson 131 (nominatives of address).

Examples:
Joe, get over here.
Get over here, Joe.
Young man, get over here.

Instructions: Place commas where they are needed.

1. Did you Susan see him at the meetings?

Did you, Susan, see him at the meetings?

2. I will call you in the morning Steve.

I will call you in the morning, Steve.

3. Well Fred it was a pleasure to see you again.

Well, Fred, it was a pleasure to see you again.

4. Jeanne I don't know what is going on.

Jeanne, I don't know what is going on.

5. You should Bill know the answer to that one.

You should, Bill, know the answer to that one.

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