I was wondering what (if any) punctuation needs to precede a proper noun in the following sentence:
The student John.
That is, there is a student named John, and I am referring to them as a student.
For example, "The student John likes reading."
Some solutions I surmised include "The student, John", or "The student: John."
But I don't know what is correct.
I'm guessing that The student John is correct, but I'd like a competent opinion.
Thank you so much to whoever can help explain this. Also, grammar criticisms of this post are highly welcome.