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Quotations--Dialogue


Direct discourse or dialogue should always be enclosed in quotation marks. In dialogue, a change in speaker is usually indicated by a new paragraph.

     "And suppose his enterprise went wrong?" her husband suggested.

     "It won’t go wrong. Hasn’t he made a success of his syndicate?"

      "He says so - yes."

      "Very well; then it stands to reason that he'll succeed in this too. He wouldn't undertake it if he didn't know it would succeed; he must have capital." (Howells, 18)


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