He says, "live and let live."
He says: "live and let live".
He says: "live and let live."
He says "live and let live".
Are all acceptable?
Is the last least formal?
Which is most standard?
He says, "Live and let live."
He says: "Live and let live."
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Cool BreezeHe says, "Live and let live."Got it! Thanks, CB.
LiveinjapanHe says, "live and let live". -- Comma only needed when attribution interrupts or follows the quote,, Brit. Eng. (period outside quotataion marks)
Grammar GeekI don't support the use of colons to introduce direct speech. I suggest only a comma.I agree that using colons is stylistically awkward.
Anonymous:Kim, the period stays in the quotes if it is part of the quote and the period goes on the outside of the quotes if it is the end of the sentence that holds the quote - American or not.
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