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Joined: September 22, 2011
Comments posted: 4
Votes received: 13
September 22, 2011
In the United States, you keep switching off between single and double quotes. So it would look like this:
"Sally remarked, 'Ginny, if you say "hell" again, I'll wash your mouth with soap.' "
Here, the word "hell" is in double quotes.
Other countries (like Germany, I believe) have a different approach, which is to move from single to double to triple quotes, like so:
'Sally remarked, "Ginny, if you say '''hell''' again, I'll wash your mouth with soap." '
May 24, 2013, 8:14pm
I've always hated this phrase as well. To me, the phrase "same difference" implies a comparison between TWO sets.
"Which was harder, Johnny? The transition from high school to college or college to grad school?"
"Oh, same difference."
May 24, 2013, 8:11pm
Yes, I think "Gregg's and my" is preferable.
January 8, 2013, 5:36pm
Ing—I like your sentence but I think it might be preferable to switch the clauses: "You should not be mean to me just because I was mean to you." Otherwise it seems like "you should not be mean to me" is the direct result of my being mean to you. (In other words, your kindness is a response to my meanness, which doesn't make sense.)
September 23, 2011, 8:47am
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