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    Punctuation

    Hi,

    Please tell me if I have used the punctuation correctly.
    He said, "He will come." But he didn't.

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    Re: Punctuation

    This is written as indirect speech. I would write it as "He said he would come", but he didn't.

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    Re: Punctuation

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I would write it as "He said he would come", but he didn't.
    I don't get your use of the double quotes Mike. Please excuse me if I'm missing something obvious.

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    Re: Punctuation

    That came from copying and pasting the original and then amending it. My bad.

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    #5

    Re: Punctuation

    So should I remove quotes as suggested by Mike in the previous post?

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    Re: Punctuation

    Yes. The word "he" means it is not a direct quote.

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