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Commas in Direct Address

When addressing someone directly, use a comma to offset the person's name. If the name comes first, it is followed by a comma:

If the name comes at the end of the sentence, the comma precedes the name:

And if the name comes in the middle of the sentence, surround it with commas:

This rule holds true for titles and other terms used in direct address: