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I'm sure this is an easy formula but I need some help.

I have a line with names and want to add commas after only the complete names not in every space.

Example: Shia LaBeouf David Morse Sarah Roemer Carrie-Anne Moss

What formula would get

Shia LaBeouf, David Morse, Sarah Roemer, Carrie-Anne Moss

Thanks for any help


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