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    "Nobody ... disturb me",SAID THE DOCTOR/ THE DOCTOR SAID. (which is correct ?)

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    "Nobody should try to disturb me",the doctor said to his assistant.

    I think that due to "inversion",the sentence should be like this:-"Nobody should try to disturb me",said the doctor to his assistant.
    Please tell me :- Are both the sentences correct and if not then which one is correct? If both are correct,does they have any difference in meaning?

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    Re: "Nobody ... disturb me",SAID THE DOCTOR/ THE DOCTOR SAID. (which is correct ?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Sahil Dhankhar View Post
    Disclaimer:-This is not my homework.

    "Nobody should try to disturb me", [space] the doctor said to his assistant.

    I think that due to "inversion",the sentence should be like this:-"Nobody should try to disturb me",said the doctor to his assistant.
    Please tell me :- Are both the sentences correct and if not then which one is correct? If both are correct, [space] is there any difference in meaning?
    They are both correct and mean the same.

    The doctor is more likely to say 'I don't want to be disturbed'.

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    Re: "Nobody ... disturb me",SAID THE DOCTOR/ THE DOCTOR SAID. (which is correct ?)

    The doctor might say "Don't disturb me", "No-one is to disturb me", "I don't want to be disturbed". He/she would be very unlikely to use "try" in the sentence.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "Nobody ... disturb me",SAID THE DOCTOR/ THE DOCTOR SAID. (which is correct ?)

    Rover,thanks for the advice. I will definitely keep the "space" thing in mind.

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    Re: "Nobody ... disturb me",SAID THE DOCTOR/ THE DOCTOR SAID. (which is correct ?)

    Actually I was practicing "find the errors" from a non standard book. So to find out a grammatical error is important in the process rather than to notice a sentence that is less natural.

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    Re: "Nobody ... disturb me",SAID THE DOCTOR/ THE DOCTOR SAID. (which is correct ?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Sahil Dhankhar View Post
    Rover,thanks for the advice. I will definitely keep the "space" thing in mind.
    Yet, surprisingly, you didn't put a space after the comma which appears after the word "Rover".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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