|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 8952 Members
Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members alphaomega, MarlSF, jfw, hiscientist, MaineMrC
8952 Registered Users
Who's Online 0 registered (), 55 Guests and 4 Spiders online. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
wofahulicodoc 75 LukeJavan8 53 may2point0 28 jheem 1 A C Bowden 1
wwh 13858 Faldage 13803 Jackie 11613 tsuwm 10538 LukeJavan8 8483 Buffalo Shrdlu 7210 wofahulicodoc 6863 AnnaStrophic 6511 Wordwind 6296 of troy 5400
Board Rules · Mark all read Contact Us · Wordsmith.org · Top
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.
Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat
© 1994-2016 Wordsmith