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You often use a person's name when you speak directly to him/her.

This is called using a noun of direct address. Since the name is extra and not really part of the main idea of the sentence, it must be separated from the rest of the sentence with commas.

Use commas to set off nouns of direct address.

When the name is at the beginning of the sentence, one comma is needed after it to separate it from the rest of the sentence.

Ann, you are my very best friend!

When the name is at the end of the sentence, one comma is needed before the name to separate it from the rest of the sentence.

I have never been on a sailboat before, Steven.

When the name is in the middle of the sentence, two commas are needed, one on each side, to separate it from the rest of the sentence.

If you removed the name (noun) from the sentence. so commas are needed to set it apart. it would still be a complete idea. Aunt Rose? Mom. there is a noun of direct address. the name must be set apart from the rest of the sentence withcommas. have you seen my new socks? Remember. Click on the Chalk board to practice commas with nouns of direct address! .How did you do. in the race? In each of these example sentences. where are you going on vacation? I know you can hear me. so why won't you answer? Wake up. Sarah. you can't sleep in class! What time is your flight leaving tomorrow. whenever you speak directly to a person and use his/her name. Andrew. Dad. Tom.

Carl. An Appositive is a proper noun that identified or renames a noun or pronoun directly before it.hforcare.uk/ Direct ExampleSearch Direct Example Direct Example in One Sitewww.There are many other important and useful comma rules that you should know to improve your communication when you write. Is wrapped in commas. . Is NOT wrapped in commas.co. & letters Commas With Interrupters Commas in a Series Commas in Compound Sentences Commas With Adjectives Uses of nouns as direct address and appositive? In: English Language.com/ Ads Answer: A Noun of Address is a proper noun that addresses who you are speaking to.   Can be removed from a sentence without changing the meaning of the sentence. is a painter. My son. Pronouns [Edit categories]   Example Of Direct AddressFind Infos and News Share your Knowledgewww. addresses. Follow the links below to the lessons that introduce them: Commas in dates.blog.   Can be removed from a sentence without changing the meaning of the sentence. (In this sentence. Carl is the person being addressed or spoken to.

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