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Weekly Error

 

Change

Hi John. How’s it going, man?

 

To

Hi[,] John. How’s it going, man?

 

Missing comma with a form of direct address:

Use commas with forms of direct address, as in “Thank you[,] John[,] for representing us at the meeting. You did a great job[,] fella.”

 

Compare “Let’s eat Grandma” with “Let’s eat[,] Grandma.”

 

 

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See Error Checklist for a compilation of 75 common writing errors.

For more exercises in identifying common errors,
take the M.B.A. exam and
the Punctuation and Grammar Challenges.