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    "I like the colour Blue because it is my favorite colour." she said. <--is the period correct? if i use a comma, it is incorrect right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    "I like the colour Blue because it is my favorite colour." she said. <--is the period correct? if i use a comma, it is incorrect right?
    The period is not correct there. It should be a comma. The quoted statement ends with "color", but the sentence does not. :wink:

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    "The period is not correct there. It should be a comma. The quoted statement ends with "color", but the sentence does not" <---i dont get this. can you explain this in another way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    "The period is not correct there. It should be a comma. The quoted statement ends with "color", but the sentence does not" <---i dont get this. can you explain this in another way?
    It meant that the quoted ended with the word "color", but the sentence didn't end until the word "said". That is why the period goes after "said".

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    "He had done all his work since his failure last term threatened his final grade." <--what does this mean when there is no comma between work and since?

    "He had done all his work, since his failure last term threatened his final grade." <--what does this mean when there is a comma between work and since?

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    He had done all his work since his failure last term threatened his final grade
    From the moment he failed last term up to now, he had done all his work. (range of time)

    He had done all his work, since his failure last term threatened his final grade
    he had done all his work because his failure last term threatened his final grade. (causality)

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