TOS five word thingy!!!

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  1. MeanJoePhaser

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    stated. "Screw that" Kirk said
     
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    I don't think anyone does. :lol:

    But I get what you're saying now. I use quotation marks just at the beginning and end of whatever a character is saying. So if my post contains the middle of a character's speech, I won't use quotations. Hope that makes sense.

    Again, sorry for being nit-picky. Pals?
     
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    So, here's the supposed antidote.

    Of course. (But if you're going to start with a capital after the quote mark, you will need a period -- not a comma -- beforehand. :cool:) I think what is technically called for are elipses setting off the text within quotes at each post. The fragments are thoroughly interrupted. But since there are so many quotes, personally I'd rather make do with context and leave out quotation marks.
     
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    "Supposed?" Kirk asked. "I don't

    Right you are. Fixed. I guess I got mixed up when I decided to have Kirk continue speaking, but with a new sentence. Thanks for being my punctuation-checker! :techman:

    As for the ellipses, yeah, I can see how those might be appropriate, but I think they might just confuse matters further. I'll just stick with quotation marks myself, and to each their own. :)
     
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