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    Punctuation for multiple quotations w/i same sentence

    I haven’t been able to find an answer for this one anywhere. What is the correct punctuation between the multiple quotations in the following sentence?


    Next time you watch a news program notice how many times the anchors use words, phrases, or questions like these: “May” “Might” “Could” “Let’s get his take on this.” “What do you think he will say?” “What do you think he was trying to say?” “What do you think he will do?”


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    Re: Punctuation for multiple quotations w/i same sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by PGuy View Post
    I haven’t been able to find an answer for this one anywhere. What is the correct punctuation between the multiple quotations in the following sentence?


    Next time you watch a news program notice how many times the anchors use words, phrases, or questions like these: “May” “Might” “Could” “Let’s get his take on this.” “What do you think he will say?” “What do you think he was trying to say?” “What do you think he will do?”
    I would say put a comma/semi-colon between each. I prefer to use semi-colons for lists which contain sentences, as yours does, so I'd use that, but I think it's personal choice which you use.


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    Re: Punctuation for multiple quotations w/i same sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Linguist__ View Post
    I would say put a comma/semi-colon between each. I prefer to use semi-colons for lists which contain sentences, as yours does, so I'd use that, but I think it's personal choice which you use.

    Thank you.

    You are probably right, but I noticed I put this question under the wrong category so I am going to resubmit it to see what comes up.

    Thanks again.


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    Re: Punctuation for multiple quotations w/i same sentence

    I am going to close this thread.

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