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    Default Use of punctutation

    I am not sure if they are correct. Please advise, thanks teachers!

    1. "Oh! Roger, what a surprise!"

    2. "Hello Lisa, Happy Birthday!"

    3. "Wow! They're lovely,"

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    Default Re: Use of punctutation

    Hello HW

    1. "Oh! Roger, what a surprise!"
    This is fine, but implies quite a long pause before 'Roger'. For an ordinary pause, you would say: "Oh, Roger! What a surprise!"

    2. "Hello Lisa, Happy Birthday!"
    Yes, that's fine. Or you could say: "Hello, Lisa! happy birthday!"

    3. "Wow! They're lovely,"
    Not quite: "Wow! They're lovely!"

    Other posters may have other views, though!

    All the best
    MrP

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    Default Re: Use of punctutation

    Thank you soooo much, Mr P!

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