How do you write the spoken word that you use to call two people by name?

  1. John! Mike! Come over here.
  2. John and Mike, come over here.
  3. John, Mike, come over here.

Which are the above statements correct?

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    I'd have no problem with any of those three.
    – J.R.
    Commented Sep 4, 2013 at 9:02

1 Answer 1


All three are acceptable but it really depends on the context.

John! Mike! Come over here implies urgency or anger. The other two are more 'calm'

  • that's a nice answer!
    – aarbee
    Commented Sep 8, 2013 at 19:30

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