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    asad hussain is offline Member
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    Default Punctuation (Comma or Period or ... ?)

    Could someone please have a look at the following sentence for punctuation mistakes? I’ve put parentheses which I myself doubt.

    They are the beginning of life or, as Wordsworth put it, “the child is the father of the man”(.) the origin and the future.

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    Default Re: Punctuation (Comma or Period or ... ?)

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    However, I'd move 'the origin and the future' to before the Wordsworth quote, which would make it the end of the sentence.

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    Dear Tdol,

    Many thanks for the suggestion.

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