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Question by sabrina
Submitted on 10/6/2003
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Do you use quotation marks when you are stating a thought, for example...
Why was this happening to me? What is wrong? How am I going to handle this?

I am writing a story using narration so the above sentences are my exact thoughts as I am telling the story.


Answer by Pique
Submitted on 11/17/2003
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If you are narrating (writing in first person), you would not use quotation marks around your thoughts.  It's a fun way to write and it brings the reader right into the story.  You would use quotation marks around whatever you actually say to someone else.  

 

Answer by Patty
Submitted on 11/28/2003
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Typically, you could use italics to denote thoughts.

 

Answer by huongthu_005
Submitted on 3/17/2006
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