* My friend, Charlie, will go. As written, it means you have only one friend and his name is Charlie.
* My wife Shirley likes to read. As written, I'm a polygamist. Because I have only one wife, I would write: My wife, Shirley, likes to read. Wife and Shirley refer to the same person.
* His sister Ashleigh’s room was painted green. (This means he has more than one sister.)
* We'll visit our close friends Willie and Cissy. (This means you have several close friends.)
If the two words refer to the same person or thing,
I need commas around the second word.
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Cec is thinking about doing a one-day seminar on the inner writer, based on his book Unleash the Writer Within. If you had the opportunity to attend a seminar on the inner writer, what would you want Cec to address? Email me with your suggestions.