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    Movie quote - I'm all yours for the taking, just say the word and we could be..

    I don't remember what I was watching but it goes like this - I'm all yours for the taking, just say the word and we could be together forever.

    (It's an old black and white movie I was watching the other day and I should've kept an eye out for the name of the movie, but I turned off the tv after a few commercials.)

    My question here is if the comma and could in bold is used appropriately? Shouldn't it be can, because could sounds a bit hypothetical.

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    Re: Movie quote - I'm all yours for the taking, just say the word and we could be..

    I would accept either "can" or "could". I prefer "could" because it based on him/her "saying the word". The comma is not technically correct because it used to separate two independent clauses. It creates a "comma splice".

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    Re: Movie quote - I'm all yours for the taking, just say the word and we could be..

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I would accept either "can" or "could". I prefer "could" because it based on him/her "saying the word". The comma is not technically correct because it used to separate two independent clauses. It creates a "comma splice".

    I'm all yours for the taking. Just say the word and we could be together forever.

    A period will eliminate the comma splice I suppose?

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    Re: Movie quote - I'm all yours for the taking, just say the word and we could be..

    Yes.

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    Re: Movie quote - I'm all yours for the taking, just say the word and we could be..

    A colon would also do, IMO.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: Movie quote - I'm all yours for the taking, just say the word and we could be..

    I wouldn't use a colon there.

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    Re: Movie quote - I'm all yours for the taking, just say the word and we could be..

    I'm all yours for the taking, just say the word and we could be together forever.

    I assume that this was in subtitles.

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    Re: Movie quote - I'm all yours for the taking, just say the word and we could be..

    I wouldn't use a colon there.
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    Neither would I.

    A semicolon would be good.

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    Re: Movie quote - I'm all yours for the taking, just say the word and we could be..

    Yes.

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    Re: Movie quote - I'm all yours for the taking, just say the word and we could be..

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Yes.
    Yes what?

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