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Which dialogue is punctuated correctly?



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

This question is part of Punctuating Quotations and Dialogue

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John Adney

John Adney

Answered on Dec 06, 2016

Two of the answers literally repeat, so do explain to me why I got the answer wrong when it was the same as the right answer.

John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Sep 23, 2016

"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 paragraph) every time the speaker changes.

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