commas and restrictive nouns

Commas are pesky things, aren’t they? You’re either using too many or not enough.

Commas around a word or a phrase make the word or phrase non-restrictive, or in plain terms, not essential. The word or phrase bracketed by the commas conveys additional information. This applies in a number of situations, but today let’s talk about using commas with proper names.

Consider this:

Your teammate, Afiq, hasn’t been in the office for three days.  ❌

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