1. Published on Amazon? If you have a book, e-book, or audiobook available on Amazon.com, we'll promote it on WritingForums.org for free. Simply add your book to our Member Publications section. Add your book here or read the full announcement.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Dismiss Notice
  1. victo

    victo Active Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2010
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    2

    vocative case

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by victo, Jun 6, 2015.

    Pretty sure a comma is correct in these.

    Thanks, all.

    Hi, everyone.

    Thanks, everybody.


    But no comma, I say, in these:

    Hi there.

    Hello there.

    Agreed?
     
  2. BayView

    BayView Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2014
    Messages:
    7,380
    Likes Received:
    7,071
    I agree. Based just on usage and what looks right, not on my firm grasp of grammar conventions.
     
  3. victo

    victo Active Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2010
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    2
    Thanks.
     
  4. Paul V.

    Paul V. New Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2015
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA USA
    I think I would agree with the second batch on the grounds that "there" is technically an adverbial phrase, and it's at the end of the utterance, where adverbs naturally belong. In the first examples, you clearly have a vocative/interjection, which should be set off by commas.
     

Share This Page