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Today, I'm going to cover commas with direct address.  This is pretty straight forward, and yet it is not often done.  It can resolve any confusion in your writing, in regards to who is speaking to whom.

Sir, please follow me.
Come here, Rachel, and sit with me.
Mom, I have something to tell you.

As you can see, the comma is utilized to create a pause after the name of the person being addressed.  It is most often seen in written dialogue.

Short, sweet and to the point today.  The sun is shining, my dog is nudging me, and the house is in desperate need of a good cleaning.  Have a great Friday, everyone.

If anyone would like a topic covered in the future or have any questions feel free to contact me using the form on the contact page.  Also, if I make any mistakes, please point them out, I'm still learning too and welcome any kind of pointers, corrections and criticisms.

© 2013 S. Stevens

Lutz, Gary and Diane Stevenson. Writer's Digest Grammar Desk Reference. Cincinnati: Writer's Digest Books, 2010. Print.