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Are the open inverted commas needed?

 
 
Reply Wed 17 Feb, 2021 05:05 am
Said Mr Heng, "I hope this tranche of vouchers can bring more business to our hawkers."

"Singaporean's sense of unity and discipline has enabled our progress in combating the epidemic."

Are the open inverted commas in the second paragraph necessary?

Thanks.
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hightor
 
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Reply Wed 17 Feb, 2021 05:09 am
@tanguatlay,
If Mr. Heng is still being quoted, then yes, they are expected to be used.

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Said Mr Heng, "I hope this tranche of vouchers can bring more business to our hawkers."

"Singaporean's sense of unity and discipline has enabled our progress in combating the epidemic," he continued.


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Miss L Toad
 
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Reply Wed 17 Feb, 2021 05:54 am
@tanguatlay,
Mr Heng said, 'I hope this tranche of vouchers can bring more business to our hawkers. Singaporean's sense of unity and discipline has enabled our progress in combating the epidemic.'
hightor
 
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Reply Wed 17 Feb, 2021 06:03 am
@Miss L Toad,
Your example is certainly better, Miss L Toad, and I had considered combining the two statements, but they were presented as two paragraphs.
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Wed 17 Feb, 2021 08:46 am
If you do use the second quote paragraph, the ending quote mark in the first paragraph is not used.

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hightor
 
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Reply Wed 17 Feb, 2021 03:56 pm
@PUNKEY,
Good point, PUNKEY.




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