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Dialogue.  

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2020
Published Online: 
Feb 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0008.022.0354
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With conversational dialogue, enclose the opening word and the final word in quotation marks. “Please don’t schedule the surgery for a Tuesday.” “OK, if that’s inconvenient for you, I won’t.” If a quotation is interrupted by attribution, punctuate as follows: “If there is no alternative,” she said, “we can schedule the surgery for Tuesday.”...

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