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    Default Hi Paul vs Hello, Paul

    Hi Paul (No comma after Hi)
    Hello, Paul. (A comma after Hello)

    Am I correct about the comma in the above phrases?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Hi Paul vs Hello, Paul

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    Hi Paul (No comma after Hi)
    Hello, Paul. (A comma after Hello)

    Am I correct about the comma in the above phrases?

    Thanks.
    Are you trying to suggest that the comma is obligatory after the word "Hello" but not after the word "Hi"?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Hi Paul vs Hello, Paul

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Are you trying to suggest that the comma is obligatory after the word "Hello" but not after the word "Hi"?
    Yes, that is what puzzles me. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Hi Paul vs Hello, Paul

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    Yes, that is what puzzles me. Thanks.
    No, 'Hi' and 'Hello' are equivalent in regard to whether they need a following comma or not.

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