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July 1st, 2003, 05:25 AM
Just a quick thing, how do you write thought?
would it be like this;
"How did he know the?"
'How did he know that?'
July 1st, 2003, 05:31 AM
I usually use italics:
How did he know that? Wesleycl thought.
July 1st, 2003, 05:33 AM
Cheers, I set that up nicely for a little joke! ;-)
July 1st, 2003, 11:35 AM
You write it t-h-o-u-g-h-t. In English, anyway.
July 1st, 2003, 04:44 PM
hur hur hur
I knew that was coming, I just didn't expect it from her :D
July 1st, 2003, 05:26 PM
you mean it's not 't-h-o-t'?
Or 'Th-ah-t' (think about it)
In a story sense, I usually use the single quote, though italics work too
July 1st, 2003, 11:09 PM
I generally italicise to make it stand out, but you don't have to.
If you italicise, then you have the option of using the style some authors employ where they do away with the 'he thought' part.
Quotation marks are for dialogue, not thoughts. Single quotations are for dialogue or for quoting within dialogue with double quotations. Readers will be confused by quotations on thoughts.
July 2nd, 2003, 02:04 AM
Use of the italics for direct thought seems to be the market norm.
July 2nd, 2003, 05:24 AM
I may be wrong, but I think this thread died when KatG saw through what was a fairly transparent sucker-punch one liner.
July 2nd, 2003, 05:25 AM
It may have been killed but I was supprised how long it took to get a classic one liner like that! ha ha ha
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