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December 04, 2010


Maecey Castle

I have had great fun describing the importance of using a comma in a direct address. As you know, I've been teaching a business writing class for my coworkers. By far, the direct address rule has generated the most discussion. Some folks simply don’t believe – or want to believe – it’s a “rule.”

I finally made the point of how important a comma is in a direct address when I used the following example found on another website: "Let's eat Grandpa!" vs. "Let's eat, Grandpa!"

Keep up the good work; you have been a tremendous resource to me.

Best regards,


Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Terrific example, Maecey! Thanks for sharing it here.

I am pleased to be a resource for you.


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