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Which of the sentences is correctly punctuated?

 
 
Nat093
 
Reply Wed 8 Feb, 2017 03:25 am
this is a sentence that I made up myself. Can you tell me please which of the sentences is punctuated correctly?
First of all, do I need a comma after 'If I say'?
Secondly, should I end the whole larger sentence with the period, or put the period inside the inverted commas?

I would be extremely grateful if you could provide me some explanation for that.

1) If I say, 'Every cloud has a silver lightning', I mean 'Every bad situation has some good aspects in it'.
2)If I say, 'Every cloud has a silver lightning', I mean 'Every bad situation has some good aspects in it.'
3) If I say 'Every cloud has a silver lightning', I mean 'Every bad situation has some good aspects in it'.
4)If I say 'Every cloud has a silver lightning', I mean 'Every bad situation has some good aspects in it.'
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centrox
 
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Reply Wed 8 Feb, 2017 11:54 am
It's a silver lining.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Wed 8 Feb, 2017 12:48 pm
@Nat093,
1) If I say, 'Every cloud has a silver lightning', I mean 'Every bad situation has some good aspects in it'.

Golly Nat, as for 'explanation' I think its all pref and style

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1) If
I like 2 spaces there

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say, 'Every
Almost
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always
see comma there

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some good aspects in it'
I'da deleted 'in it'; else change 'in' to 'to'


Well Cen whaddya think
And Nat, whaddya
Nat093
 
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Reply Wed 8 Feb, 2017 01:14 pm
@dalehileman,
I don't understad, I'm sorry... I just asked you for help because I try to understand English grammar and make good choices. Can you please give me a straight answer?
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Nat093
 
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Reply Wed 8 Feb, 2017 02:56 pm
@centrox,
Of course, it is! My mistake.
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Wed 8 Feb, 2017 03:55 pm
@dalehileman,
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Can you please give me a straight answer?

Quote:
1) If I say, 'Every cloud has a silver lightning', I mean 'Every bad situation has some good aspects in it'.


Golly Nat, as for 'explanation' I think its all preferance and style. In other words, no right or wrong

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1) If
I like 2 spaces there -- that is, between ')' and 'If'

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say, 'Every
I almost always see a comma there ('tween 'y' and 'E...')

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some good aspects in it'
I'd have deleted 'in it'; or else change 'in' to 'to'


Well Cen what do you think
And Nat, what do you

My apologies Nat
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