as for you courageous boffins

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Senior Member
Russia, Russian

A Rough Justice

by Sir Robert Watson-Watt

As for you courageous boffins
who may be nailing up your coffins,

particularly those whose mission
deals in the realm of nuclear fission,
It seems to me that there should be more comas to make the sense clear
like this:
As for you, courageous boffins,
who may be nailing up your coffins?

courageous boffins - is address
Am I right?
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  • bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    There is really no need, grammatically for a comma between "you" and "courageous boffins."

    This type of construction is common in English: "You guys," "you people," "you women," "you engineers," "you skeptics," etc.
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