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What is the proper punctuation for the following?

Have you heard, I like chocolate ice cream (?) (.)

Should it be two separate sentences? Have you heard? I like chocolate ice cream.

Is there a way to create a compound sentence?

  • Personally I would use a colon: "Have you heard: I like chocolate ice cream?" – Embattled Swag Jul 22 '14 at 19:30
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Have you heard? I like chocolate ice cream.

or

Have you heard that I like chocolate ice cream?

  • Eh, those are good to rephrase OP's example... but there are still cases where you can't do that and I think the question stands. Give me a second to come up with some. – user85526 Jul 22 '14 at 14:25
  • ... When there's a real emphasis on the first clause: 'Have you heard!? He's only gone and bought Buckingham Palace!' The alternative with the that-clause loses emphasis. – Edwin Ashworth Jul 22 '14 at 16:19

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