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Hi everybody! I have studied The Chicago Manual of Style left and right, but still have some questions.
E.g. In the following sentence, should I use a comma after the word "replied"?
"I asked if he wanted to meet for a drink, and he replied "Would love to."
Thank you! That is how I feel about it tooŚno comma.
One more question about the indirect speech, since it looks like the rules got liberated.
Is it possible to use a colon like in the sentence below? (The Chicago Manual of Style recommends to use a comma, not a colon.)
I looked again at Piper, whose face expression was telling me: “I do not want to get involved in your problems.”
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I am sure the rules did not get liberated, but they might have been loosened some.
(Say "direct speech" or "indirect speech" without "the".)
Last edited by emsr2d2; 07-Dec-2015 at 08:31. Reason: Fixed typos