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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Default 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.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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