I came across the passage:
"Schools have always been in a society where practical is more important than intellectual," says education writer Diane Ravitch. "Schools could be a counterbalance." Ravitch's latest book, Left Back, traces the roots of anti-intellectualism in our schools...
Dear teachers , please tell me who says the sentence in the second quotation marks, or is it quoted from the book and said by others and why.
Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.
The purpose of my question lies in just before the second quotation marks whether we should use a comma or a full stop. According to what I have noticed about it, both commas and full stops can be used. In my question the author used a full stop, let me give a comma example here. “Tom, listen,” Jesses said, “I’ve come here on purpose.” (St.Reader)
Is my conclusion right?