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How might I punctuate the following sentence? Students, stop cutting in line(?)stop throwing food(?)and stop leaving trash.
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Quinn, who loves pets, asks...
Should this sentence be in quotation marks? Oh my God. I donít believe it! This kid just snatched my wig off. How could his grandpa let him do that to me?
Anne answers...
It depends on whether you are quoting someone directly; and it seems that you should be. So perhaps you might say, "Oh my God. I don't believe it," said Boris, "This kid just snatched my wig. How could his Grandpa let him do that?" You'll also notice I edited your sentences to make them more dramatic.
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