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Yes Dave - I do have your car keys, they were behind the couch.

Is that the correct way of saying it, or should there be a comma before 'Dave'? And if not, why?

Or when you're referring to a football team; do you say, for example, "come on, Leeds United"? Or do I erase the comma?

And another little grammar question, should I have capitalised the 'Come', when saying "come on, Leeds United"?

I'm wracking my brains out of why when asking someone something, sometimes there's a comma, and sometimes not. I see writers who are miles better than me use it, then don't. But then I see other writers do the opposite. It's very frustrating/confusing.

Can you please give me a few examples of when and when not to use a comma when calling them something, etc?

Thanks.
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KeyboardWarriorYes Dave - I do have your car keys, they were behind the couch.
Hi,
A dash has its place in other contexts, but I would use a comma after Dave, which is a more acceptable practice. General purpose of a comma is to establish a pause in extensive contexts, or to look at it another way; separate several ideas in a sentence. i.e. I like Mary because she is kind, pretty, feminine, successful, yet she knows how to present herself.
"Come on, let's be honest..." Yes, I would capitalize "Come".
Hi,
KeyboardWarriorYes Dave - I do have your car keys, they were behind the couch. Is that the correct way of saying it?
No. This sentence has several grammatical issues, regardless of the comma splice error. I would punctuate it thus:
Yes, Dave. I do have your car keys. They were behind the couch.
Place a comma before a name or title of a person directly addressed. If the addressed person's name is placed
in the middle of the sentence, set it off by commas.

Examples
Jack, do you want something to eat?
What is your answer, Mr. Smith?
Could you give me a prescription for antibiotics, Dr. Wilson?
Take care of him, Lucy, and be sure to give him whatever he wants.
Be strong, Chicago Bulls!
KeyboardWarriorDo you say, for example, "come on, Leeds United"? Or should I erase the comma?
Yes, keep the comma and capitalize the ‘C’ in come. Come on, Leeds United.

Regards
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What about these examples; which ones are correct? (grammar problems with how I asked that?)

1a - Hello mate! Long time no see.

1b - Hello, mate! Long time no see.

2a - Morning Dave. Did you have a good sleep?

2b - Morning, Dave. Did you have a good sleep?

3a - Au revoir France! (re: France being knocked out of the World Cup, thus me being cheeky as I'm an England fan)

3b - Au revoir, France!

Thanks for your help.
And another question. Do you always capitalise the first word of a sentence when you're quoting someone?

Here are some examples; which ones are correct?

1 - I was in the cinema the other day, and I heard a man say, "This cinema is great".

2 - I was in the cinema the other day, and I heard a man say, "This cinema is great."

3 - I was in the cinema the other day, and I heard a man say, "this cinema is great".

4 - I was in the cinema the other day, and I heard a man say, "this cinema is great."

5 - I was in the cinema the other day, and I heard a man say: "This cinema is great".

6 - I was in the cinema the other day, and I heard a man say, "this cinema is great".

7 - I was in the cinema the other day, and I heard a man say: "This cinema is great."

8 - I was in the cinema the other day, and I heard a man say, "this cinema is great."

Thanks.
Can anyone answer my previous question? Thanks.
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2 and 7.