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What is the proper way to quote multiple questions within one sentence without using bullets

Here is the sentence I am working with: Some of the reflection questions included are “What do you think is happening here?”; “How do you think the boy to the right feels? Why?”; and “What should the ...
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Meaning of Euripides quote

The quote would be "Every man is like the company he is wont to keep." What is the meaning of "he is wont to keep" in this quote? Merriam-Webster translates wont as accustomed, used or inclined, ...
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Quote (proverb like structure) of knowing one's options

I'm looking for a quote to use in a sentence that says if it's free and doesn't cost anything to know your options (like a free estimate to a customer) then it can't hurt to find out. And that knowing ...
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In the case of multiple successive quotes, does punctuation go inside or outside quotes?

She told me "take me out," "let's travel together," and "I love ice cream." or She told me "take me out", "let's travel together", and "I love ice cream". I always assumed that commas go inside ...
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Can I change company's name in quote from before the name was legally changed?

So in one of my reports I am quoting an executive who talks about the company "Company X" at a time when it was still called "Company X." This was a few months ago, and the company's name has since ...
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Quoting an excerpt that uses first-person language

I'm writing an essay and trying to communicate the following: "[A story] which was responsible for 'unraveling my own convictions and assumptions about religion,'" where "my" is referring to the ...
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A quote from “The Folded Leaf” By William Maxwell

From The Folded Leaf By William Maxwell When describing Mr. Peters, the author writes: "Time is probably no more unkind to sporting characters than it is to other people, but physical decay ...
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Grammar for “An example of … is…”

What is the correct grammar for the following phrase? An example of a useful mathematics axiom is "anything times zero is equal to zero". Should the axiom statement be in quotes, and if so is ...
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Any existentialist quotes for the acceptance that life is difficult and meaningless, but we must persevere? [closed]

I'm looking for a quote that illustrates the difficulty of life but reassures that the difficulty will come to pass as long as we have the willpower. Particularly, maybe something slightly ...
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“None of us is” vs “None of us are”, Which is Correct? [duplicate]

Background We have a motivational poster in our office that says: None of us is as smart as all of us. I think that it's grammatically incorrect, and here is my reasoning: All of the tigers have ...
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Place quotation before or after an article

in the following example, should the quotation mark come before the article "the" or after? ...what is in the "east and the west" or ...what is in "the east and the west"
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When Several Quotes require [sic]

I have a research paper I'm writing on nutrition and weight loss. I've consulted several dietitians and nutritionists on 6 separate health-related questions and have all of their responses readily ...
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Quote/saying to mean “the only worthwhile object of study is Man himself”?

Looking for a known Greek/Roman quote/saying that expresses the opinion why the humanities are the only worthwhile subjects to study. Yes, dad. I know studying Philosophy is a waste of time but as ...
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Fullstop in a full quoted sentence in the middle of another sentence?

E.g., The statement made that "Apples are red." is wrong. Should it be a comma instead e.g., 'The statement made that "Apples are red," is wrong.'?
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What if there is an apostrophe in a quote, and that quote is in a quote? [duplicate]

I’m writing a passage with quotes from a book, but that quote has an apostrophe. What do I do if the situation is this?: “Yes, yes, I’ll tell you,” said John. Around that should be another pair of ...
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How to say what someone else said without using quote marks [closed]

I want to know when and how it is correct to quote someone else in a sentence without using quote mark. Which example sentence is correct? Example Sentence #1: My husband said he love me. Example ...
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Semicolon and quotes usage

Which of the following sentences are most appropriate? Hence, the teachers/educators need to look upon these points and further explore the child’s ‘behavior’; what the Psychologist call as the “...
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How to properly list quotes in a sentence

For a marketing class, I am listing three different slogans a company has. I have rewritten this a few times and I can't seem to get it to look correct. My question is should I make it one big quote ...
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Punctuation of quotes when transcribing informal conversations. I'm baffled!

I'm well aware of both the British and US rules regarding punctuation of quotes in stories and more formal dialogue, especially ending with 'she said' or 'I replied', etc. If it is an informal ...
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Comma after adverb in quote tag?

Do you add a comma after an adverb in a dialog sentence, such as "Stop it!" she yelled, loudly. Should there be a comma after yelled?
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Speech error whereby the speaker makes up a word [closed]

In this scene in The Sopranos, Anthony Soprano uses the term "penisary contact" when, in fact, there is no such word as "penisary". For a guy like that, who's going out with a woman, he could ...
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How do I punctuate (and continue a sentence) after a quote?

This is the sentence and quote in question (I know it's wrong, but I don't know how to fix it/the correct formatting): His quote, “The most dangerous thing is illusion.”, points to the idea that it ...
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What does the phrase “It's tough to be let down when you don't expect sh*t” mean? [closed]

Sorry for my language, but my student has just found this phrase somewhere and I'm not quite sure how to explain it.
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Is Robert Oppenheimer's phrase “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” grammatical in English? [duplicate]

Is physicist Robert Oppenheimer's phrase “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” grammatical in English? Why not "becoming" or "now I become"?
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What does Quentin Crisp mean with the quote “To know all is not to forgive all. It is to despise everybody”?

I came across a quote from Quentin Crisp, "To my disappointment I now realized that to know all is not to forgive all. It is to despise everybody. ", in a newsletter. However, I can't figure out ...
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Can I distinguish a self-coined phrase by putting it in quotes, even though I'm not quoting anything?

I've included a sort of catch-phrase ("power in property") in an essay I'm writing that I'd like to distinguish from the surrounding text. I decided to put it in quotes, even though I'm not actually ...
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How do I quote a paragraph that already has a footnote?

Suppose I have the following paragraph that already has a footnote in it: This was a misunderstanding from some imprecise writing (and was related to #14 above). The argument is with respect to the ...
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Do I add quotes around my thoughts?

He staggered in, late as usual, his hair this way and his collar the other. His socks were as mismatched as were his principles. I thought to myself, here comes yet another disastrous sales meeting. ...
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What did Ralph Waldo Emerson, the great essayist, mean in this quote from a lecture in 1871?

What does the quote, "If a man can write a better book or preach a better sermon or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, even if he builds his house in the woods, the world will make a ...
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what is the meaning of Colette Baron Reid quotes? [closed]

There is this quote : Quote : There is a surrendering to your story and then a knowing that you don't have to stay in your story. by : Colette Baron Reid Question : I am not a native ...
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Meaning of the Oscar Wilde quote about “never have an emotion that is unbecoming” [closed]

Came across this quote in an "Inspirations" booklet attributed to Oscar Wilde: The secret of life is never have an emotion that is unbecoming. Found the related quote by Henry Wotton: The ...
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What does this quote mean? [closed]

"It seems to me we have trouble making sense of much that is happening in the world because we are too ready to accept without question that there are always sound reasons for the enmity directed at ...
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What is the proper way of using brackets and periods in quotes?

I'm writing an essay. I know that I can alter or add words by using square brackets. However, I'm not sure if changing a case of a single letter applies to that rule. I didn't actually use square ...
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How do I quote multiple paragraphs? [closed]

I'm writing a rhetorical analysis paper on Grendel and I'm quoting the following: The monster laughs. Time-space cross-section: Wealtheow. Cut A: Do I block quote? I think the paragraph ...
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Can you put a quote next to a semi colon? [closed]

A sentence begins with 'he said' (person A) and then a description of whatever he said by another person (person B). Then after the description ';' was added and a quote from the person who said the ...
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Why does the comma, period, and question mark always go inside the quotation marks?

I see that this question has been asked before, but it was resolved as a duplicate. But the question that it supposedly duplicated was clearly not the same question because it didn't address the ...
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Meaning? “One of a kind. Top of the line. A real doggone keeper”

One of a kind. Top of the line. A real doggone keeper This a phrase spoken by Walter to Chris in the movie "Get Out". YouTube link I think I can understand the first two phrases... "One of a kind, ...
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Do you put a comma at the end of a quote if it's the end of an appositive and the quote has ending punctuation?

For example: The man tried to act dignified and proclaimed his name, "Michael!", to the heavens, but his voice cracked in the middle of speaking. Is the comma after Michael proper?
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On your opinion what is the meaning of this quote? [closed]

Mental Health is not a destination but a process. It's about how you drive, not where you're going." Noam Shpancer.
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What does “Show me a sore loser, and I'll show you a loser” mean?

In the book Crippled America by Mr. Trump, chapter 5: Education: A failing Grade. Mr. Trump quoted: The school taught you how to be a leader. It taught you, 'show me a sore loser, and I'll show you ...
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How do I end a sentence with a quote mid-sentence?

For example, if I wanted to say: John Muir says in his 5th paragraph, "I splashed on through the swamp, strong and exhilarated(.) (. . .)" Would I end the quote with a period since it is the end ...
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Use or omit ellipsis when using part of a quotation at the start of a sentence?

Full quotation: "I love the president and it's an honour to be here", said Anthony Scaramucci, President Trump's new White House communications director. Example 1 (ellipsis): "...it's an honour to ...
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In the parlance of the time is the old switcheroo? [closed]

I was watching The Twilight Zone last night and I came across the following cool quote from Rod Serling in the closing narration of the Dummy episode: "What's known in the parlance of the time is the ...
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Why is “man” used where a plural might be appropriate, and not “men”?

There is a saying in Bioshock which goes like this: No Gods or Kings. Only Man. Why do they use the singular "man" and not the plural "men"? Ok, I know that man = mankind. The saying could go ...
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Meaning of the phrase [closed]

We do not count a man's years until he has nothing else to count
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Define this quote, please? [closed]

A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.
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Can this be called a quote from Shakespeare’s play “Much Ado About Nothing"? [closed]

"Silence is the perfectest herald of joy. I were but little happy. if I could say how much." As translated into English used nowadays, can this be called a quote from Shakespeare? More important, ...
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I'm looking for a quote similar to this. [closed]

I've heard a quote similar to the following message and am having a hard time finding it. "Do not judge me by my faults, rather judge me by my lack of awareness and desire to change them?"
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What term did Hugo Chavez use after losing a constitutional amendment?

Huge Chavez used an obscure term, when referring to his opponents beating him in a national referendum, that means "you think you want it but it turns out to be a bad thing" after losing an bid for an ...
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Is the grammar in this quote correct?

This quote from Zig Ziglar doesn't seem right to me. I'm not sure if it's the original quote by him but is it grammatically correct? One can get anything if he is willing to help enough others get ...