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Boost your writing accuracy with correct use of commas

By 13 September 2017Language Tips

Mr Jackson’s wife, Jessica, was shown how to change the dressing on the wound site.

When introducing the name of a family member or other person into your letter, separate their name from their relationship to the patient by commas before and after.

Mr and Mrs Vu, Mr Nguyen’s son and daughter-in-law, will collect him from hospital on the day of discharge.

It’s also possible to introduce the family member(s) first and then the relationship to the patient (in this example, Mr Nguyen). In the same way as te first example, commas again separate the name(s) from their relationship to the patient.