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    Unhappy HELP - Direct Speech

    Hi there.

    I am needing some help with a short story I am writing.

    The story is written in first person, and I am having a fair amount of trouble with the quotation (" ") marks. I need to know when to use them and when not to use them.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks a million!

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    Re: HELP - Direct Speech

    Use "" whenever you are giving the actual words used. To avoid it, used indriect speech- she said that she wouldn't do it, instead of "I won't do it," she said.

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