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He knocked several times; no one came to the door.

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Whenever I learn a new language, I am always reminded of my high-school French teacher who always used to say that "practice makes perfect ."

The high school French teacher was directly quoted, so quotation marks are necessary even though its only a portion of what he or she said. The...
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Merry Christmas from the Curtises

Apostrophes are used for possession. If something is plural, but doesnt possess anything, then it doesnt need an apostrophe. In this sentence, members of the Curtis family dont possess anything, so their last name doesnt need an apostrophe. Because there...
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The quesion carried both B and C as Red Sea. How does it matter which option it is? We went thru it again to check it and it was the same. Now in the answer "discuss answer" it gives a different option. Pls explain.

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"No," he said. "Yes," she insisted, "I will if I want to. But what do you know, anyway?" she continued.

Continue one characters dialogue until he or she is finished speaking. Do not separate their dialogue into parts. Separate characters dialogue from each others. Change lines (new...
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The sign changed from "Walk," to "Don t Walk," to "Walk" again within 30 seconds.

Periods and commas always go inside quotation marks.

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My sister and I have decided to the following: compare prices on-line, check our e-mail, and purchase two DVDs.

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"No!" insisted the spoiled child as she stomped her foot.

Use exclamation point for strong emotion. Use quotation marks only with the part that is actually spoken.

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