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Should we write "Please send me your comments" or "Please, send me your comments"?



Should we write "Please send me your comments" or "Please, send me your comments"? For many users the version without a comma is correct. 

"Please send me your comments."

A comma after please sounds as though you are irritated or/and impatient.

"Please, send me your comments." (Oh, for heaven's sake, just send me your comments, will you? You've kept me waiting long enough!)

While a period ends a sentence, a comma indicates a smaller break. We can see comma as a soft pause—a punctuation mark that separates words, clauses, or ideas within a sentence.

"Please proofread for grammatical mistakes as well as spelling."

Since please is not an intro word, phrase, or clause here, it takes no punctuation. There's no pause whatsoever, please is just hanging around like a weightless adverbial butterfly; nothing but a polite addition to the request.

"Please put that notice into the bulletin."

Then again, there's no strict rule; it's simply a matter of emphasis, which is why you can see it written both ways. 

"Please, don't argue with me." "Please, don't say anything at all." "Please, don't."

Using a comma can emphasize the importance of the request or turn it into a command. It can also convey begging, annoyance, sarcasm, etc. 

"Please, will you kindly refrain from wiping your hands on the drapes."

The same can be applied to the way you say please or write it in a dialogue. If you had a visitor who was going to leave the house after you had left it, you might say:

 "Please don't forget to lock the door when you leave."

However, if this particular person had a habit of leaving the door unlocked, you would want to emphasize the please:

 "Please, don't forget to lock the door when you leave." (when said out loud, it has a louder "please" than the first example)

So, if there's a reason for it, there is a way to express it. That said, a comma after please looks somewhat strange in most settings. Please ask yourself what you are trying to convey by using it next time.

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