From today's paper (concerning a question about how to address an envelope):
However, there are a couple of things about this one that intrigues me.
And in the very next sentence:
Why do you say "address an envelope to my son?"
Three errors in two consecutive sentences!
1. "a couple of things... intrigues me": Watch that subject-verb agreement when you have a lot of distracting stuff between the subject and the verb!
2. "why do you say...": Oops. Comma missing after "say."
3. ... to my son?": When the whole sentence is a question, the question mark goes outside the quotation mark, as it needs to be here. When you have a complete question within quotation marks, then the question mark goes inside.
More samples concerning error 3:
Correct: She asked, "Can you believe there were three errors there?"
Correct: Did she say, "There were three errors"?
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