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" I'm sorry, Tom, this item is out of stock"..... Is this sentence grammatically incorrect(as I have used a comma after the name, instead of a full stop)? Some of the people I know are saying it is incorrect.I know it's a silly question, but I would like to confirm what I think.(I don't think the sentence is grammatically incorrect.)

asked May 06 '13 at 11:27 Adiy New member

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It is correct, Adiy, because nouns of address are separated from the rest of the sentence by commas.


It would also be correct to end the first sentence after 'Tom' and start a new one.


 I'm sorry, Tom, this item is out of stock.

 I'm sorry, Tom. This item is out of stock.

link comment answered May 06 '13 at 14:06 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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