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Is the following construct correct, especially the way of merging the sentences with 'that' and mixing the direct and indirect speeches?
Sitting next to Coolidge, the then president of U.S., a young newspaperwomen told him that she had a bet with her editor that she would make Mr.Coolidge to speak more than two words to her that evening, for which Coolidge simple rejoined "You lose".
Also, any improvements are welcomed, regarding this.
Thanks emsr2d2. As usual, you hit the nail on the head.
Is there any definite rule on the usage of "for" and "to". I see that "to" is more appropriate here, however, I like to know when "for" and "to" are used, particularly as a conjunction.
Last edited by philadelphia; 27-Jul-2010 at 01:09.
Thanks to atchan and Philadelphia for your elucidations.
Here, rejoin means answer back and not reconnect.