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Informal Email Greeting Grammar

By dsilva ·
When sending an informal email I open by saying:

Good Morning Sue,

My superior has stated that it must read:

Good Morning, Sue

I am wondering what your answer might be on this. I don't want to know if it is correct to start my email in this manner, just where the proper placement of the comma should be. Thank you for your help!

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I like pointy-headed pedantics. B-)

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Technically, you're wrong

Does that make me nobody? :0

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RE: Informal E-mail Greeting Grammar

by saveophelia In reply to Informal Email Greeting G ...

I would put a comma between my greeting and the name of the recipient.

Hi, Sue.

I do this because the word "hi" is an interjection and is considered a complete sentence. Other interjections are words like "Ouch!" or "Darn!".

"Good morning" is also an interjection and is pretty much complete. So at the beginning of the message, I would write:

Good morning, Sue.

I would place a period right at the end though, as it is a complete sentence.

So, your boss is mistaken as well.

Hope that helps.

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