comma vs semicolon and quotation marks

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In the sentence below shoulda comma or a semicolon be used after the word late?  Also, are quotation marks appropriate when referring to a note as in this sentence?

 

Sentence:

Sally's note to Jay read, "I'll be working late, don't wait up for me."

asked May 06 '11 at 22:40 Suzie Q New member

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After the word 'late', I suggest using a period and capitalising 'don't'.  And, your use of quotation marks is perfectly fine in this context.

link comment answered May 10 '11 at 15:11 Kimberly Expert

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