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    Default Grammer question.

    I am not a teacher. I need help answering this question for my grandson. He needs to know if the word mother is used as a proper noun in the following sentence.

    I will use a decoy to avoid the angry mob, said Mother.

    Thank you for your help.

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    Default Re: Grammer question.

    Quote Originally Posted by afelton View Post
    I am not a teacher. I need help answering this question for my grandson. He needs to know if the word mother is used as a proper noun in the following sentence.

    I will use a decoy to avoid the angry mob, said Mother.

    Thank you for your help.
    Yes, it is.

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    Default Re: Grammer question.

    Quote Originally Posted by afelton View Post
    I am not a teacher. I need help answering this question for my grandson. He needs to know if the word mother is used as a proper noun in the following sentence.

    I will use a decoy to avoid the angry mob, said Mother.

    Thank you for your help.
    afelton, welcome to the forums!


    If used as a proper noun, 'Mother' is capitalized.
    Correct: "I will use a decoy to avoid the angry mob, said Mother."
    Correct: "I will use a decoy to avoid the angry mob, said his mother."

    Please note the correct spelling of 'grammar' for the title of your post.

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    Default Re: Grammer question.

    If we are going to make corrections, then there should be quotation marks around "I will use a decoy to avoid the angry mob" since it is a direct quote.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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