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2 January 2013
11.41pm
Egroeg Evoli
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Hello!

So, awhile ago, I posted something about starting a grammar thread. Here it is, the place for all of your grammar questions and comments.

I have a question myself. Say I'm reading a book/article/whatever and it says this:

Blah blah blah blah. He said, "She said, 'Blah blah blah.' Blah blah." Blah blah blah blah blah.

I need to quote the part in blue. I write, "He said, 'She said, ?Blah blah blah.? Blah blah.'"

What punctuation do I use where the ?s are?

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3 January 2013
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You just alternate between them. So you'd go back to double quotation marks as follows:

"He said, 'she said, "blah blah blah." Blah blah.'"

 

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3 January 2013
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Thanks

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3 January 2013
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Another trick is to put the whole quotation in italics and maybe also block quote (indented left and right relative to main text) -- this would supply the first quotation, so to speak.  If you have four levels of quotation, then you could pull out Ben's additional suggestion.

 

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3 January 2013
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I just realized something amazing! I'm not learning grammar in English! 

 

Shouldn't I, though? We haven't done anything like that in the past two years a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

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3 January 2013
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I suppose so, when we were in Pre-Elementary, they taught English as a second language, don't remember exactly how though. Now I am studying in a University, they still teach English, focusing on sentence structures, creative writing, organisation of thoughts and etc. It's not  that important as long as you can express your thoughts concisely.

 

As long as what you say out loud sounds good, it should have the correct Grammar.

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3 January 2013
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Funny Paper said
Another trick is to put the whole quotation in italics and maybe also block quote (indented left and right relative to main text) -- this would supply the first quotation, so to speak.  If you have four levels of quotation, then you could pull out Ben's additional suggestion.

Indeed. I was going to suggest block quoting and indentation, but I only ever use that for the exegesis of a particularly long quote (three or more lines).

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3 January 2013
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Ben Ramon said

Indeed. I was going to suggest block quoting and indentation, but I only ever use that for the exegesis of a particularly long quote (three or more lines).

What a helpful thread…now I know what "exegesis" means.mal-evans

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4 January 2013
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5 January 2013
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EDSLocklear said
I just realized something amazing! I'm not learning grammar in English! 

 

Shouldn't I, though? We haven't done anything like that in the past two years a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

Neither am I. We had one grammar day this year, which my English teacher got very exited about it, and all day we learned how to correctly use a comma! Sorry, but I'm in tenth grade, you're only about six years late on that. Is it really necessary to be teaching fifteen and sixteen year olds how to use a comma? Grammar day was a huge disappointment for me. I was hoping we would be dissecting sentences, finding parts of speech and clauses, and all that.paul-mccartney

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