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    Usage of period

    1) Do I have to say, "I love you."?

    2) He said, "I love you.".

    Do not we need a question mark in the first sentence? And then do not we need a period in the second sentence at the end of the sentence?

    Or the first one should be Do I have to say, "I love you?" and the second should be
    He said, "I love you."

    Thank you so much for your time and help as usual.

    Cf. Asked already, but still unsolved, so I need your help.

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    Re: Usage of period

    Unsolved, perhaps, because nobody here wants to play those games!

    Personally, I, find ".'." ugly (some would say anal! Whether or not the final full-stop should be inside the quotation marks is a question of national preference. It seems to me that 'Do I have to say, "I love you?"' is just wrong, as the question is not part of the quoted speech; but some national standards may require it.

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    Re: Usage of period

    Thank you so much for being willing to take a part in the game So do you personally this one, Do I have to say, "I love you"? is better or natural, right? In other words, without a period and put the question mark at the end of the sentence?

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    Re: Usage of period

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    So do you personally like this one: Do I have to say, "I love you"? is better or natural, right? That is how I would write it.
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    Re: Usage of period

    Thank you so much and could you check if the usage of punctuation is correct?

    1) I said, "I love you."

    2) Did I say, "I love you"?

    3) Did I say, "Do you love me?"?

    Thank you for your time and help. Take good care.

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    Re: Usage of period

    I would write them as follows:


    1) I said "I love you".

    2) Did I say "I love you"?

    3) Did I say "Do you love me"?

    (There are acceptable variations.)

    Rover

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