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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.



A. 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. (correct as it is)
B. 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.
C. 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."
D. 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 ."

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Asked by Lucy, Last updated: Apr 01, 2020

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John Adney

They aren't necessary because it isn't a direct quotation since you used the word that before what she said.
 

bowmanr

They aren't necessary because it isn't a direct quotation since you used the word that before what she said.
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 13, 2016

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 introductory word that should NOT be enclosed (choice C).
 

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