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  1. Ran mohd's Avatar
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    #1

    "Let's talk bookshelves, both practically and impractically"

    Hi,
    I found this sentence "Let's talk bookshelves, both practically and impractically."
    on pinterest.
    I just don't understand is it just a sentence or is it a quote, because so many quotes seem like that?
    I looked for it in the Internet but I'm confused.
    Really, how do you know if some sentence is just a regular sentence or a quote?
    I guess, for now, that I just have to ask a specialist.
    I know it seems a stupid question but I hope someone would understand because sometimes the Internet doesn't help much.

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    #2

    Re: "Let's talk bookshelves, both practically and impractically"

    I would guess that they wanted to talk about bookshelves.

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    #3

    Re: "Let's talk bookshelves, both practically and impractically"

    I think they wanted to talk about the practicalities of bookshelves.

    Not a teacher

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    #4

    Re: "Let's talk bookshelves, both practically and impractically"

    So, I understand it is just a regular sentence. The thing is that it was between quotations where I found it on Pinterest, and that's when I was confused.
    Can you tell me why was the sentence between quotations although it is not a quote?

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    #5

    Re: "Let's talk bookshelves, both practically and impractically"

    Anything that anybody says is "a quote." I am not sure what you mean.

    Maybe it's a quote from the person who wrote the Pinterest posting?

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    #6

    Re: "Let's talk bookshelves, both practically and impractically"

    I really don't understand the question. It seems irrelevant to me whether the statement was in quotes or not. Who cares?


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    #7

    Re: "Let's talk bookshelves, both practically and impractically"

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    I think they wanted to talk about the practicalities of bookshelves.
    Why mention the impracticalities then? The practicalities could be the requirements of things like space and the impracticalities could either refer to them taking space that could be used for other things or the intangible benefits IMO.

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