Commas with names at the beginning of sentences


I have to transcribe what people say. I can't change the words. "And" is sometimes used at the beginning of sentences when they speak. Are these sentences punctuated correctly?


And Mrs. Jones? (addressing Mrs. Jones and seeking an answer to a question previously posed)


And Mrs. Jones, where do you work?

edited Jun 14 '13 at 18:07 Mindy Martin New member

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I'm not sure I understand the question,  but both options make grammatical sense.  However, in Standard English you can remove the full stop at the end of Mrs.   On the other hand I believe that Americans prefer to leave it in.

link comment answered Jun 14 '13 at 15:48 Michael Cranfield Expert

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