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    Restrictive vs Non-restrictive

    Do we use a comma in the following cases?
    1) My friend Mary is sick.
    2) I wish your grandson, John, a speedy recovery. (assume there's only one grandson).

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    Re: Restrictive vs Non-restrictive

    1- I wouldn't use a comma here, unless I only had one friend. 2 is correct because there's only one grandson. You have the right idea here in both cases.

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