Good Morning, John! Ain't it great to see your future shining brighter in the naked light of day? Ain't it great to see your future shining brighter than the naked light of day? You maid it, son! But I confess there was a time or two I thought that you might let it slip away. I love you, John! In the cold and holy darkness you were always shining brighter than a star. God bless you, John!
Commas and Salutations
Commas, Coordinating Conjunctions, and Semicolons
Let there be no mistake—the comma wields a power far greater than its humble looks might suggest. This saying is usually attributed to the Oracle of Delphi, and it is supposed to be an answer to the question of whether or not to go to war. Grammarly can save you from misspellings, grammatical and punctuation mistakes, and other writing issues on all your favorite websites. Your writing, at its best. Be the best writer in the office. Get Grammarly. In your average business email, a comma is very unlikely to represent the difference between life and death. Still, a misplaced one can change the meaning and tone of the message, which can cause confusion and undesired consequences.
For example:. But see exceptions below. The reason is "direct address. Hello, Rene. Danny , thank you for your thoughtful message. Congratulations, Michael! I hope you know, Donelle , that we appreciate your hard work. I am writing to you, Kathryn , with some sad news. If you are wondering why I have shown the Dear Claudio greeting salutation with both a colon and a comma, the colon : is used in business letters.