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    writer, rider, reader...ex-pat! BethS's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by crossword View Post
    I have this line:

    But he’d also said twice he found it almost impossible to stay away from me. Had “almost” turned to “completely?”

    should that last quote mark be INSIDE the question mark? Thanks!
    Absolutely yes. Should read: Had "almost" turned to "completely"?

    Do you think I should put those words in italics instead of using quote marks? I confess i’m not sure sometimes whether to use italics or quote marks.
    Personally, I think quote marks is the better choice. They're more commonly used in a situation like that. And fwiw, I don't find "he said twice" to be at all ambiguous.
    Last edited by BethS; 08-11-2017 at 06:23 PM.

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