please and commas question
should the word please be separated from the rest of the sentence with commas? One teacher told me so, but I don't see such practice anywhere.
Could you, please, answer my question?
Could you please answer my question?
I've never seen 'please' set off by commas in the middle of a sentence like that. "Could you please answer my question?" seems correct to me. However, if 'please' was at the beginning or end of the sentence, it would be separated by a comma: "Could you answer my question, please?" or "Please, could you answer my question?"
I can't cite a rule or reason for this; it just seems most correct to me.
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