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    My friend Bob Sacamano

    Dear teacher,
    should we put commas here?

    My friend,(?) Bob Sacamano,(?) had shock treatments.

    Thank you.

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    Re: My friend Bob Sacamano

    Quote Originally Posted by sbrodsky View Post
    Dear teacher,
    should we put commas here?

    My friend,(?) Bob Sacamano,(?) had shock treatments.

    Thank you.
    I would say yes.

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    Re: My friend Bob Sacamano

    Quote Originally Posted by sbrodsky View Post
    Dear teacher,
    should we put commas here? Use commas if you have only one friend and his name is Bob Sacamano.

    My friend,(?) Bob Sacamano,(?) had shock treatments.

    Thank you.
    2006

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    Re: My friend Bob Sacamano

    Quote Originally Posted by sbrodsky View Post
    Dear teacher,
    should we put commas here?

    My friend,(?) Bob Sacamano,(?) had shock treatments.

    Thank you.
    I think that you should put the both commas because you have to separate the attribute apozitional (Bob Sacamano) from the rest of the sentence.

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    Re: My friend Bob Sacamano

    Quote Originally Posted by Kintzacos View Post
    I think that you should put the both commas because you have to separate the attribute apozitional (Bob Sacamano) from the rest of the sentence.

    Also you have to tell me if I'm wrong . Please

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    Re: My friend Bob Sacamano

    Again, I agree with 2006: don't use commas if you have more than one friend.

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    Re: My friend Bob Sacamano

    Quote Originally Posted by sbrodsky View Post
    Dear teacher,
    should we put commas here?

    My friend,(?) Bob Sacamano,(?) had shock treatments.

    Thank you.
    NOT A TEACHER

    (1) My brother, Tom, is an engineer. = I have one brother. The two

    commas show that Tom is extra, non-essential information that can

    be erased without affecting the basic meaning of the sentence:

    My brother is an engineer.

    (2) My brother Tom (pronounced loudly) is an engineer. = I have

    at least two brothers. So I did not use commas. The word Tom is vital

    information that cannot be erased. In other words:

    It is my brother Tom who is an engineer, not my brother Joe.

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    Re: My friend Bob Sacamano



    I assume I can use comma in the following sentence even if I have more than one brother.

    Tom, my brother, is an engineer.

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