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    Do you know my friend Steven Jonsen?

    In the question "Do you know my friend Steven Jonsen?" is the grammar correct?

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    Re: Do you know my friend Steven Jonsen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikitus View Post
    In the question "Do you know my friend Steven Jonsen?" is the grammar correct?

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    I'd put a comma after "friend".

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    Re: Do you know my friend Steven Jonsen?

    There is some ambiguity, in my opinion, if you add a comma. It could mean that you are talking to someone called "Steven Jonsen" and you are asking him "Do you know my friend?" I realise that is a little unlikely. However, without the comma, it is clear that you are talking about "my friend who is called Steven Jonsen".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Do you know my friend Steven Jonsen?

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.
    I suppose the punctuation rules are the same in the whole world. In my language a comma after friend is required.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

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    Re: Do you know my friend Steven Jonsen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    I suppose the punctuation rules are the same in the whole world.
    No.

    Even within English, there is some flexibility on how we punctuate.

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