Wednesday
March 29, 2017

Post a New Question

Posted by on .

What can I do to fix this sentence?

Fred said the distributor cap on my car is cracked

  • English - ,

    Nothing, other than a period at the end. You've used an indirect quotation, and quotation marks are not needed.

  • English - ,

    Ms. Sue is correct.

    Someone posted this very sentence the other day -- http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1363261452 -- and it was answered differently AND INCORRECTLY!! If you use quotation marks there also needs to be a comma and an additional word needs to be capitalized ... AND you change the meaning of the sentence!!

    Best keep it as it is!

  • English - ,

    Thank you both!

  • English - ,

    You're welcome!

  • English - ,

    That was my mistake, I read it as a direct quote of Fred, speaking about his own car, rather than an indirect quote. Thank you.

  • English - ,

    1.Fred said, that the distributor cap on my car is cracked.
    2.Fred said, the distributor cap on his car is cracked

Answer This Question

First Name:
School Subject:
Answer:

Related Questions

More Related Questions

Post a New Question