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  1. faryan's Avatar
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    Dear teachers

    I wonder if anyone could help me figure out the point. I am a bit befuddled with this case.

    "Online sources reveal that the list is a hoax: it originated in 1996 from a different author."

    The text including the sentence was followed by a true false question as "True or False: The list was actually written in 1996."

    Does it mean that the act of writing the list in 1996 is a hoax? Is the second sentence a quotation?


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    Re: colon

    The list was actually written in 1996. Where did you find this text?

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