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Indirect Discourse, Discussions 

Chapter:
Punctuation
Author(s):

Cheryl Iverson

Indirect Discourse, Discussions

After indirect discourse, do not use quotation marks.

The nurse said he would be discharged today.

Do not use quotation marks with yes or no.

His answer to the question was no.

In interview or discussion formats when the name of the speaker is set off, do not use quotation marks.

Dr Black: Now let us review the slides of the bone marrow biopsy.

Dr Smith: The first slide reveals complete absence of granulocytic precursors.

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