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What part of speech is objections?
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Melissa an English teacher asks...
How do you punctuate thoughts? Are they in quotation marks like dialogue? This is a question that came up in my English classroom today!
Anne answers...
Thoughts come under the category of interior monologue. Today it is considered incorrect to put them in quotation marks, since they are thought and not spoken. So the real challenge is to write them in such a way that the reader clearly understand what's going on.
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