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    Taking names.

    "We don't have to take names of the other people. We are having a debate with. What we should use "take or say or speak?" We say "we don't speak his name or somebody just said my name." Am I correct?

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    Re: Taking names.

    "We are having a debate with" is not a sentence. Write We don't have to take the names of the people we're going to debate.


    Ask Which should we use, "take", "say", or "speak"? Do you see how I put quotation marks around each word that I asked about, and put the punctuation outside the closing mark? I would have put the punctuation inside the closing quotation mark if it had been part of the quoted text. For example, in the previous sentence, I wrote "...if it had been part of the quoted text?".
    Last edited by GoesStation; 07-Oct-2016 at 21:25. Reason: To correct an error. I wrote "you" where I meant "how".
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    Re: Taking names.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    "We are having a debate with" is not a sentence. Write We don't have to take the names of the people we're going to debate.


    Ask Which should we use, "take", "say", or "speak"? Do you see you I put quotation marks around each word that I asked about, and put the punctuation outside the closing mark? I would have put the punctuation inside the closing quotation mark if it had been part of the quoted text. For example, in the previous sentence, I wrote "...if it had been part of the quoted text?".
    Okay, so I can say "I don't have to take the names of the people I am debating. While mentioning the remarks they made." Am I correct? I thought that it was wrong to say "Take name." Could you please tell where can we use "say name" or "speak name"?

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    Re: Taking names.

    "While mentioning the remarks they made" is not a complete sentence.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Taking names.

    Okay, so I can say "I don't have to take the names of the people I am debating while mentioning the remarks they made." Am I correct? I thought that it was wrong to say "Take name." Could you please tell where can we use "say name" or "speak name"?

    Is it correct now?

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    Re: Taking names.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Okay, so I can say "I don't have to take the names of the people I am debating while mentioning the remarks they made." Am I correct? I thought that it was wrong to say "Take name." Could you please tell where can we use "say name" or "speak name"?

    Is it correct now?
    Your sentence in quotes is correct.

    I can't think of a context where say name or speak name would fit.
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