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Hi

I have a question on this sentence.

Please invite Daniel's parents, Richard, and Ann for the meeting.

Here I refer to altogether four people—Daniel's parents (2) and the other two.

But, how can I punctuate the sentence when I mention the names of Daniel's parents along with Richard and Ann?

Please give your views.

Suresh

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eg Please invite Richard, Ann, and Daniel's parents (Tom and Mary), to the meeting.

eg Please invite Richard, Ann, and Daniel's parents Tom and Mary, to the meeting.

Clive

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vsureshPlease give your views.

You are not restricted to a single sentence or a list format. Write it in such a way that the meaning is clear, whatever it takes. All the examples we see of ambiguity created by commas or lack thereof are artificial. There is always a remedy.

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 Clive's reply was promoted to an answer.

Thank you. Clive.

anonymous
vsureshPlease give your views.

You are not restricted to a single sentence or a list format. Write it in such a way that the meaning is clear, whatever it takes. All the examples we see of ambiguity created by commas or lack thereof are artificial. There is always a remedy.

Got it. Thank you, anon.

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