See the following:

I heard the man shout out a, “Good luck, lad!”

Should there be a comma after a? Thanks!

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    Nope. No comma. – Hot Licks Jul 10 '19 at 1:51
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    This is how the Smithsonian Magazine handled the punctuation in a functionally similar situation involving a very famous (on U.S. radio and TV) tagline: "A fiery horse with [the] speed of light, a cloud of dust, and a hearty 'Hi-Yo Silver!" ... The Lone Ranger!" As Hot Licks says, no comma. – Sven Yargs Jul 10 '19 at 6:26
  • Thanks, you two! – The Editor Jul 11 '19 at 20:44

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