Do the French set off a nominative of address with a comma as we do in English ? For example, is it "Sois poli, Paul" or "Sois poli Paul" ?

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Do the French set off a nominative of address with a comma as we do in English ? For example, is it "Sois poli, Paul" or "Sois poli Paul" ?

Asked 2 years ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Roger,

Yes, it is something that used in French too. Your first example is correct.

Sois poli, Paul ! = Be polite, Paul!

Paul, sois poli ! = Paul, be polite! 

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Do the French set off a nominative of address with a comma as we do in English ? For example, is it "Sois poli, Paul" or "Sois poli Paul" ?

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