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    apposition

    Which of these sentences is correct:
    1-I had lunch with my best friend Peter.
    2-I had lunch with my best friend, Peter.

    3-I had lunch at my best friend Peter's place.
    4-I had lunch at my best friend, Peter's place.

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    Re: apposition

    Quote Originally Posted by navi
    Which of these sentences is correct:
    1-I had lunch with my best friend Peter.
    2-I had lunch with my best friend, Peter.

    3-I had lunch at my best friend Peter's place.
    4-I had lunch at my best friend, Peter's place.
    I would choose #1 and #3.
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    Re: apposition

    Which of these sentences is correct:
    1-I had lunch with my best friend Peter. Many would write this.
    2-I had lunch with my best friend, Peter. Purists would prefer this.

    3-I had lunch at my best friend Peter's place.
    4-I had lunch at my best friend, Peter's place.

    The same follows for 3&4.

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    #4
    Re:
    • 1-I had lunch with my best friend Peter.
      2-I had lunch with my best friend, Peter.

    The first one is okay, but I prefer the second one.

    Re:
    • 3-I had lunch at my best friend Peter's place.
      4-I had lunch at my best friend, Peter's place.

    Only the first one is good there.

    :)

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