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    #1

    'Let me tell you, this is the coldest summer I've spent anywhere'

    'Let me tell you, this is the coldest summer I've spent anywhere'

    Sorry about not being smart about it. Please I want someone to tell me this sentence is wrong because of the

    comma. I found it in my textbook. That's why I am really confused. I think there is no need to put a comma there.

    What do you think?

    Thank you as always and I would like to hear from you.

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    Re: 'Let me tell you, this is the coldest summer I've spent anywhere'

    Hi sky (no pun intended!)

    "If you want my opinion, this is the coldest summer I've spent anywhere". "Let me tell you" here means roughly the same.

    Greetings,

    charliedeut
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: 'Let me tell you, this is the coldest summer I've spent anywhere'

    Thank you! 'no pun intended' means ' no punctuation needed'?

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    #4

    Re: 'Let me tell you, this is the coldest summer I've spent anywhere'

    Quote Originally Posted by sky3120 View Post
    Thank you! 'no pun intended' means ' no punctuation needed'?
    No. If you read my first words aloud ("hi sky"), they sound the same as "high sky" (which is where the sky is, high up). So it was just a wordlpaly with your nick .
    Greetings,

    charliedeut

    PS: However, when writing somewhat more formally, I prefer using a comma between the greeting (Hi, Hello, Good morning/afternoon) and the person's name, so I'd write "Hello, Charles".
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: 'Let me tell you, this is the coldest summer I've spent anywhere'

    Ah, I got you!! Can I use it somewhere? Thank you.

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    Re: 'Let me tell you, this is the coldest summer I've spent anywhere'

    Quote Originally Posted by sky3120 View Post
    Ah, I got you!! Can I use it somewhere? Thank you.
    Certainly. There's usually no copyright on puns
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: 'Let me tell you, this is the coldest summer I've spent anywhere'

    Quote Originally Posted by sky3120 View Post
    Can I use it somewhere?
    Only of you're writing to somebody else called 'sky'.

    But you could say/write 'I'm Sky – hi!'

    Rover

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