Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 3 weeks ago

Should you use a comma when ending a sentence with a persons name? ?

For example, What are you doing, Lilly? Or I am very sorry, Aaron. 

4 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    you should.  it is possible to make sentences where it is not what you want, but it almost always is what you actually do want, so normally, yes, you ought to include the comma before the name of the person.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Yes, whenever you're speaking directly to a person, you put commas around their name. "Let's eat, Grandma!" means something very different from "Let's eat Grandma!" One is an invitation to dinner; the other is an incitement to cannibalism.

  • 3 weeks ago

    No comma should be used in the cases you list.

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Yes definitely, even if it's not a name. Not doing so could cause confusion.

    "Let's eat , grandpa" has a different meaning than "let's eat grandpa"

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