Typically, an appositive in a sentence should be signaled with some kinds of punctuation, such as commas and dashes. However, can we eliminate these kinds of punctuation with a view to emphasizing the meaning of the sentence?
Typically, we write:
1) We, detectives, are always careful to follow every lead.
However, if I shed two commas of the above sentence, will its new transformation be acceptable?
2) We detectives are always careful to follow every lead.
Does the second sentence bring a sense of emphatic expression to the readers, just similar to the example: I myself would never do such a thing?
Thanks for any help