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    Smile Commas in front of a name

    Hello, my question is: do you need to always use a comma in front of or before someone's name?
    For example: At the end of an email, people put a comma after their own name because they are signing off, so it makes sense.
    At the end of an email, if your name is Kaelin, you would say: Thanks, Kaelin. Or: Thanks for your time, Kaelin, or: Sincerely, Kaelin.

    My question now is: 1. If you start an email to someone, do you write: Hi, Justin or Hi Justin.
    I see people putting a comma there and to me it doesn't make sense, as it's a complete unit or thought.
    2: When you are thanking someone named Justin who just wrote you an email, is it correct to respond back by saying: Thanks, Justin. To me this doesn't make sense as it's a complete thought. It isn't as if you are signing off and need a comma there.

    This has always confused me, so I would love to have the official answer!

    Thanks,
    Sherri

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    Re: Commas in front of a name

    Welcome to the forum.

    It's correct to use commas in the places you mention.

    However, in informal correspondence between friends, you will often see them omitted.

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