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    A statement and then a question in the same sentence?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Infinitytruth, May 2, 2011.

    Here it is:

    "I could have killed him many times over, but what would be the fun in that?"

    What should I do? Period where the comma should be?
     
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    It's actually fine how it is, I think; I've see that done many times and it sounds right.
     
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    Okay, just checking to really confirm it in my mind. Thank you. :)
     
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    it is a question, despite how it starts out, so a '?' is the proper end mark...
     
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    It's right. :)
     
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    Sounds good.

    When read it takes the reader in one direction, then leaves them with both a hypothetical question and some humour. It made me smile.
     
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    I like to go against the crowd, but why should I when the crowd is right?
     

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