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It depends on what you are trying to convey. Part of the difference comes down to whether the speaker is a crowd or several individuals, and the other part involves the distinction between direct and indirect speech. In terms of the quotation marks, you use two different options. The option in #1 and #2, with quotation marks at the beginning and end of ...


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Was "your advice" here just that it does not matter, or also not to be stupid? The given specific sentence, is ambiguous. Regarding your more general question, there are, very simply, no hard and fast codified rules, regarding, the issue you raise (and that's that). {It's worth remembering that English, both written and spoken, is overwhelmingly, ...


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