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What can I do to fix this sentence?

Fred said the distributor cap on my car is cracked

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

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    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!

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    Thank you both!

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    You're welcome!

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    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.

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

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