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Joseph's son Tony is a doctor.
Joseph's son, Tony, is a doctor.
As Joseph has two other sons, do I use the first sentence without a comma or the second with commas?
What about the following sentence?
My mother, who is a homemaker, guides me in my studies.
Are the commas needed?
I misread. My brain was not in gear. If that is the case, why does it not apply to the sentence posted earlier?
Joseph's son Tony is a doctor.(Here, Joseph has three sons altogether, and yet whether there are commas or none is immaterial. They mean the same thing.)
My mother, who is a homemaker, guides me in my studies. (Here, I have only one mother, so commas are needed.)
Are you saying that I can write as follows?
My mother who is a homemaker guides me in my studies.
My brother who is very intelligent guides me in my studies. (if I have only one brother)