Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Parenthetic Expressions

A parenthetic expression is an expression that could be placed in parentheses. When using these expressions, a comma should be used.

It is great, when it's windy, to fly a kite up here. 
On a tuesday, when they cook fish, I love the smell.

A name or title when addressing someone directly is parenthetic.

Oh my, Jane, how did you get that?
If you go out looking like that, My Lady, I can't be held responsible. 

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