Hi there all - please help.
I am a new proofreader, and am struggling with a bit of writing I'm readng for a test.
Basically this writer does not seem to ever put punctuation at the end of her quotes. For example,
'You're never going to believe this'
'It's a long story'
'I don't care if it takes all night'
And she doesnt say "said Sarah" or "Sophie pleaded" or anything similar, and I'm stumped - it doesn't seem normal to me, but does anyone know any rules surrounding this, as I don't want to correct it if she is quite grammatically correct...
Do you think it's a personal choice as long as she's consistent, which she is...?
Or is it a definite "no, no"!
Oh please help,
What genre is the writing?
I think that some writers can be pretty flexible if they want to be.
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