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    what's correct?

    Sir, yes sir.

    Sir, yes Sir.

    Sir, yes, sir.

    Sir, yes, Sir.

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    Re: what's correct?

    Does anyone know?

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    Re: what's correct?

    Ow, tricky. I'm imagining this is something a soldier might exclaim to his sergeant as the soldier stands to attention, no?

    I think:

    'Sir, yes, sir!'

    Why?

    We would say 'Yes, sir!'

    We would say 'Sir,' before introductions.

    Therefore, I'd combine the two:

    'Sir, yes, sir!'

    There is no need for a capital 'Sir' since you are not talking to Sir Ben Kingsley although he'd make a great, psychotic sergeant.

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    Re: what's correct?

    Thank you!

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