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    listening to the TV

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by maskedhero, Jun 6, 2013.

    I tried looking through the website for this issue, and apologize if it has already been addressed. Need some word mechanics advice, thanks.

    My character is watching a recording, and shuts it off. He changes the input to the television. The TV picks up in mid sentence (and the sentence itself is important).

    How would it be punctuated?

    Option 1:
    "...and in other news, did you hear about this giant bus?"

    Option 2:
    "--and in other news, did you hear about this giant bus?"

    Option 3:
    "and in other news, did you hear about this giant bus?"

    Or would the A in 'and' be capitalized?

    Thanks for the help.
     
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    Option 3 with capitalized A

    It's very clear from the content that the char is hearing it mid-sentence, so no need to do anything more.
     
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    Agreed. Resist the urge to decorate with punctuation.
     
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    option 3 with capital 'a'...

    it may or may not be a continued sentence, as many newscasters will finish one sentence and then continue reporting, with a new one that begins with 'And'... just as we sometimes write fragments beginning with that word...
     

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