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    #1

    hello (good morning), everyone or hello (good morning) everyone

    Hi,
    Which is the correct form:
    1.Hello (good morning), everyone. (!)(,)
    or

    2.Hello (good morning) everyone. (!)(,)
    Thank you.
    Last edited by igor1989; 28-May-2016 at 11:03.

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    Re: hello (good morning), everyone or hello (good morning) everyone

    I assume you are asking how you should write it, rather than how you should say it. At the moment, neither one is correct because they do not start with a capital letter nor do they end with a punctuation mark.
    Please click on "Edit Post", fix those problems (including adding a punctuation mark at the end of the final sentence) and then click "Save".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: hello (good morning), everyone or hello (good morning) everyone

    Good morning, I have fixed them.
    I would like to know how I should write it.
    Thank you.
    Last edited by igor1989; 28-May-2016 at 11:01.

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    #4

    Re: hello (good morning), everyone or hello (good morning) everyone

    I would write 'Hello/Good morning, everyone'. However, I wouldn't call it wrong if somebody else omitted the comma.

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    Re: hello (good morning), everyone or hello (good morning) everyone

    Hi, Thank You.
    Has the comma any particular function? So, if I well understood, can I omit the comma?
    Have a nice day.

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    #6

    Re: hello (good morning), everyone or hello (good morning) everyone

    It used to be the convention that 'vocatives' (the 'case' of the noun denoting the person addressed) were separated from the restoof the sentence by commas:

    Hello, John.
    John, I am going out now.
    I think, John, that you should stop drinking now.

    Many people now ignore this convention with simple greetings:

    Hello(,) John.
    Good morning(,) John.

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    Re: hello (good morning), everyone or hello (good morning) everyone

    In this case, the comma doesn't make a difference to how the sentence is read. But, technically, it does have a function.
    "Good morning, everyone" is preferable (to me). You are addressing everyone.
    "Tom is leaving, Jane." You are addressing Jane.
    "Tom is leaving Jane". You are not addressing Jane.
    With your examples, there is no distinction like this to be made.

    Crossed with Piscean. I still like the comma.

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    Re: hello (good morning), everyone or hello (good morning) everyone

    Do You like the comma because it sounds more "natural" (to you)? Or why? Obviously in reference to the first sentence.
    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    In this case, the comma doesn't make a difference to how the sentence is read. But, technically, it does have a function.
    "Good morning, everyone" is preferable (to me). You are addressing everyone.
    "Tom is leaving, Jane." You are addressing Jane.
    "Tom is leaving Jane". You are not addressing Jane.
    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    With your examples, there is no distinction like this to be made.
    I did not understand :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Crossed with Piscean. I still like the comma.

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    Re: hello (good morning), everyone or hello (good morning) everyone

    Sorry, "addressing" means "talking to".
    You don't need to distinguish as in the two similar 'Jane' sentences, because "Good morning everyone" is unambiguous whether you use a comma or not. However, I believe that that is not a reason to leave it out.
    Last edited by Raymott; 29-May-2016 at 03:33. Reason: slight amendment

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    Re: hello (good morning), everyone or hello (good morning) everyone

    So, in my examples is the same with or without comma, isn't it?
    Thank you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Sorry, "addressing" means "talking to".
    You don't need to distinguish between the two similar 'Jane' sentences, because "Good morning everyone" is unambiguous whether you use a comma or not. However, I believe that that is not a reason to leave it out.

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