How is the comma "please"?

Vera Melnikova
Vera Melnikova
August 17, 2014
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How is the comma "please"?

Putting commas often causes difficulties, especially when it comes to words that in different contexts may or may not be marked with commas. For example, is the word "please" separated by commas? Let's try to figure it out.

"Please" is comma delimited if this is an introductory word. It is used to attract the attention of the interlocutor or for polite treatment: "Please tell me what time it is."

"Please" is not distinguished by commas in two cases: if it is a particle, equal in meaning to the union "yes" and if this word is part of the whole combination, after which a comma is put. Examples:

  • “Today, please, but tomorrow I can’t” - here the comma doesn’t single out “please”, but is put before the union “a”.
  • "Tell me please, they don’t like it either!" - an emotional expression, a comma does not stand out a separate word "please", but the combination "tell me please."