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    #1

    Anything wrong with this sentence?

    "Get out" was the last thing I said.

    Or should I add a comma to make it look like this:

    "Get out," was the last thing I said.

    Or are they both accurate?

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    #2

    Re: Anything wrong with this sentence?

    I wouldn't use the comma that way.

    I said, "Get out!"

    But not the way you have it.
    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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    #3

    Re: Anything wrong with this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by placidran View Post
    "Get out" was the last thing I said.

    Or should I add a comma to make it look like this:

    "Get out," was the last thing I said.

    Or are they both accurate?
    In a straight quote, it would be "Get out," I said.

    The comma goes before the second quotation mark. Your construction was a little strange and I agree with Barb that reversing it would be a little better:

    The last thing I said was "Get out."

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    #4

    Re: Anything wrong with this sentence?

    Thanks noted.

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