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    punctuation or not?

    In this quote, should there be a punctuation after "cost"?

    He said, "You can ask, 'How much will this cost" and they will calculate it for you."

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    Re: punctuation or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by olleyao View Post
    In this quote, should there be any punctuation after "cost"?

    He said, "You can ask, 'How much will this cost" and they will calculate it for you."
    Not in my opinion.

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    Re: punctuation or not?

    And I'd do it this way

    He said, "You can ask, 'How much will this cost?' and they will calculate it for you."

    Note that you MUST change your " to ' after cost.
    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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