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Why does this keep wanting to be lived in stead of lied?

Sure, I’m all right,” Francis lied and thought, how in the world can I tell her the truth?

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"Sure, I'm all right," Francis lied and thought, how in the world can I tell her the truth?
asked Jul 23 '13 at 00:24 Dollie Mason New member

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Probably, this is just another case proving that even sophisticated applications cannot substiutue the human mind. :)

In your sentence, I would use quotation marks around Francis' thoughts, though:

"Sure, I'm all right," Francis lied and thought, "How in the world can I tell her the truth?"

link answered Jul 23 '13 at 13:37 Elin Tomov Contributor

I'm not sure what the actual rules are on this one, because I've seen it work both ways. If I am reading a book in which I can hear the character's thoughts and dialogue, I find it easier to follow if the thoughts are not in quotes. I think this is a stylistic choice.

NeznayouJul 24 '13 at 07:43

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