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Which is correct ? 

1 (a) John: Look at my knee, it's bleeding. 

   (b) John: Look at my knee. It's bleeding. 

2 (a)  John: Mark, let's go with them too. 

   (b) John: Mark. Let's go with them too.

3 (a) John: Help! I'm bleeding. Call 999 !

   (b) John: Help, I'm bleeding! Call 999 ! 

   (c) John: Help, I'm bleeding! Call 999. 

4 (a) John: Thanks. Sue but I'd rather go home.

    (b) John: Thanks, Sue but I'd rather go home.

    (c) John: Thanks, Sue, but I'd rather go home.

    (d) John: Thanks. Sue. But I'd rather go home.

Thanks for your help. 

Original Post

Hi, bear_bear,

The correct options are:

1(b), because independent sentences are separated by periods, not commas.

2(a), because after vocatives we use commas.

3(a), for the same reason stated for 1(b). Help! is, in fact, an independent sentence. (You don't need to leave a space before exclamation marks: Call 999!)

4(c), because vocatives are set off by commas, and "but" also needs to be preceded by a comma.

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