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Cate
11-07-2009, 07:34 AM
My spell checker says something is off with this sentence. I imagine it's a grammar issue but I don't know how to word it correctly. Anybody see the problem? Here's the sentence:

"It's all his fault", he cried.

Any suggestions on how to change the wording. I don't want to lose the intensity of the meaning. Plus, isn't that how you hear most children use that phrase?

Thanks so much!

Cate

TinaM
11-07-2009, 07:46 AM
I'm not sure if you mistyped it on the thread but the comma is supposed to be inside the quotation mark. Please someone correct me if i'm wrong. Other than that, i'm not sure.

"It's all his fault", he cried.

Like this:

"It's all his fault," he cried.

Jo in PRC
11-07-2009, 08:11 AM
Tina is correct. ;)

Tracey
11-07-2009, 08:17 AM
Tina is correct. The comma goes inside the quotations.

Cate
11-07-2009, 12:47 PM
My typo. Actually...the sentence in the story is like this:

"It's all his fault!" he cried. The checker has a problem with "all his". Does that sound funny to you?

Thanks for your help. Sorry for the typos!

DeniseR
11-07-2009, 02:00 PM
It's probably wanting you to say "It's all of his fault" but the way you have it is just fine because that really is how people talk.

Tracey
11-07-2009, 03:18 PM
In this case I think it sounds fine.

DD in IL
11-08-2009, 02:30 PM
My spell checker says it should be his entire rather than all of his or even all his.
I think it is the way we speak so I think it is okay.