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#213440 - 12/04/13 06:50 PM Is a comma needed after 'mother'?  
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This is my mother, Susie.

Is a comma needed after 'mother'?

Thanks.

#213453 - 12/05/13 12:06 PM Re: Is a comma needed after 'mother'? [Re: Lionel Koh]  
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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 06:06 AM Re: Is a comma needed after 'mother'? [Re: Faldage]  
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The noun Susie is a nonrestrictive appositive further identifying the noun mother, and Maud should be preceded by a comma.


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#218450 - 09/07/14 02:36 AM Re: Is a comma needed after 'mother'? [Re: Bazr]  
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Originally Posted By: Bazr
The noun Susie is a nonrestrictive appositive further identifying the noun mother, and Maud should be preceded by a comma.

Who's Maud?

#218465 - 09/09/14 12:47 PM Re: Is a comma needed after 'mother'? [Re: Lionel Koh]  
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Cipher...
Mod squad
Harold and Maude
Or, my personal favorite
Maud Lynn
Thanks, AWAD. I cracked Espen within seconds.
Cheerio

#218466 - 09/09/14 02:03 PM Re: Is a comma needed after 'mother'? [Re: May]  
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this too shall pass
Who's Espen?

#218469 - 09/10/14 12:28 PM Re: Is a comma needed after 'mother'? [Re: Lionel Koh]  
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Sounds like ESPN, sport's fans.
From the movie Blended.
Can we get a fist bump, 'Larry'?


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