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    sharanbr is offline Junior Member
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    Default comma usage

    In most of the books on puncutation, I have read that after or before a direct reference to a person, a comma should be placed. E.g:

    Thanks, Michael
    Michael, thanks

    But I have seen some cases where people dont put comma, as in the following case:
    Thanks Julie, you solved my problem

    Can anyone clarify?

    Regards

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Default Re: comma usage

    It is the modern tendency to carelessness and slackness. Use the comma if you prefer.

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    sharanbr is offline Junior Member
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    Default Re: comma usage

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    It is the modern tendency to carelessness and slackness. Use the comma if you prefer.
    Thanks. I was thinking that there are exceptions to the rule.

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