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  1. Member
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    #1

    Do you have any brothers or sisters?

    Jack: Do you have any brothers or sisters?
    Mike: No, I dont have any brothers or sisters.

    I wonder if I can just say
    No, I dont to replace what Mike said.

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: Do you have any brothers or sisters?

    Yes, you can.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Do you have any brothers or sisters?

    Quote Originally Posted by touchstone View Post

    I wonder if I can just say
    No, I dont to replace what Mike said.
    Remember that the second quote mark ends the quotation. You quote is 'No, I don' and you've then added some more.
    You need "No, I don't". A single apostrophe doesn't end a quote opened by a double apostrophe. This is wrong - t

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    #4

    Re: Do you have any brothers or sisters?

    Mike could also just say 'No'.

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    #5

    Re: Do you have any brothers or sisters?

    Or even "No, I'm an only child."
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!

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