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    Are a comma and inverted commas needed?

    Meanwhile, Mark was in Beijing yesterday for the launch of his movie (,) Black & White. He praised the actress, "Yuan Yuan is a very nice girl, and I want to cherish her. I hope that everyone would help me protect her and not hurt her".

    1. Should there be a comma after 'movie'?

    2. Should the title of the movie be within inverted commas?

    3. Why is 'would' used instead of 'will'. I would us 'will'.

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    Re: Are a comma and inverted commas needed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Meanwhile, Mark was in Beijing yesterday for the launch of his movie (,) Black & White. He praised the actress, "Yuan Yuan is a very nice girl, and I want to cherish her. I hope that everyone would help me protect her and not hurt her".

    1. Should there be a comma after 'movie'? Yes.

    2. Should the title of the movie be within inverted commas? Either within inverted commas or italicised.

    3. Why is 'would' used instead of 'will'. I would us 'will'. I don't know why 'would' is used. It sounds very strange to me. Like you, I'd use 'will'. Incidentally, the 'and not hurt her' sounds a little strange, too. Most of us do not think of hurting other people.
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    Re: Are a comma and inverted commas needed?

    You know the media love to build people up then tear them down. That's probably what he meant by imploring people not to hurt his actress.

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