Commas around title


When writing a title of a dignitary with his name, should I use commas around the title?

commas Around Titles Dignitary asked Apr 07 '13 at 08:41 PiusD New member

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Sanjay is half right.


When the title comes before the name -- President Obama, Professor Johnson, Doctor Young -- no comma is required.


When the title follows the name, the title is considered an appositive, and commas are required -- Barack Obama, President of the United States.


I hope this helps.

link comment answered Apr 08 '13 at 04:00 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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