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This is a quote. I shouldnt change anything. right?

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He spends much of this novel writing letters to his son, Thomas that he never met by saying, "To my unborn child: I haven't always been silent, I used to talk..., I couldn't keep my mouth shut, the silence overtook me like a cancer" .
asked Dec 25 '12 at 04:15 D.J. New member

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No, you don't change the wording in a quote. If there is a spelling or other error, you can denote it with [sic], which means sic erat scriptum, "thus it had been written".

There are two changes you should make to your sentence, however.

'...to his son, Thomas, who he ...'

 

He spends much of this novel writing letters to his son, Thomas, who he never met by saying, "To my unborn child: I haven't always been silent, I used to talk..., I couldn't keep my mouth shut, the silence overtook me like a cancer" .

link comment answered Dec 25 '12 at 14:05 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow
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The periods should be inside the end quotation marks...

link comment answered Dec 26 '12 at 03:15 Ilovenglish New member

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