|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
You are not logged in. [Log In] Wordsmith.org » Forums » General Topics » Q&A about words » Is a comma needed after 'mother'? Register User Forum List Calendar Active Topics Search FAQ
#213440 - 12/04/13 01:50 PM Is a comma needed after 'mother'?
This is my mother, Susie.
Is a comma needed after 'mother'?
#213453 - 12/05/13 07:06 AM Re: Is a comma needed after 'mother'? [Re: Lionel Koh]
Leave it out and you're suggesting that you have more than one mother, not an impossibility these days. Put it in and you're ambiguous as to whether your mother's name is Susie or you are introducing your mother to Susie. The latter possibility would, presumably, be cleared up by context.
#217490 - 07/06/14 02:06 AM Re: Is a comma needed after 'mother'? [Re: Faldage]
Loc: Victoria, Australia
The noun Susie is a nonrestrictive appositive further identifying the noun mother, and Maud should be preceded by a comma._________________________
live in the moment
#218450 - 09/06/14 10:36 PM Re: Is a comma needed after 'mother'? [Re: Bazr]
Loc: London, UK
Originally Posted By: BazrThe noun Susie is a nonrestrictive appositive further identifying the noun mother, and Maud should be preceded by a comma.
#218465 - 09/09/14 08:47 AM Re: Is a comma needed after 'mother'? [Re: Lionel Koh]
Harold and Maude
Or, my personal favorite
Thanks, AWAD. I cracked Espen within seconds.
#218466 - 09/09/14 10:03 AM Re: Is a comma needed after 'mother'? [Re: May]
Loc: this too shall pass
#218469 - 09/10/14 08:28 AM Re: Is a comma needed after 'mother'? [Re: Lionel Koh]
Sounds like ESPN, sport's fans.
From the movie Blended.
Can we get a fist bump, 'Larry'?
Forum Stats 8782 Members
Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members katexic, Onewarthill58, river11, Thinsized1992, cat2610275
8782 Registered Users
Who's Online 0 registered (), 40 Guests and 4 Spiders online. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
LukeJavan8 123 endymion6 109 wofahulicodoc 107 Tromboniator 18 Bazr 10 river11 3 May 1 tsuwm 1 LeeannaRobinson 1 AlimaeHP 1
wwh 13858 Faldage 13803 Jackie 11610 tsuwm 10526 Buffalo Shrdlu 7210 LukeJavan8 6937 AnnaStrophic 6511 Wordwind 6296 of troy 5400 wofahulicodoc 5322
Board Rules · Mark all read Contact Us · Wordsmith.org · Top
Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat
© 2014 Wordsmith