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Stu November 29, 2019 09:39 PM

Mixed person
 
Seņor Holmes, quiero que venga usted a Makleton conmigo en el primer tren mi amigo sacudiķ la
cabeza

In this passage the sentence appears to start with a direct quote from a character in the book in first person, but then concludes with what looks like Watson narrating to the reader. How is it possible to mix these different speakers up into one sentence?

AngelicaDeAlquezar November 29, 2019 09:51 PM

Oh no, it is not possible. There's definitely some missing punctuation.

I would write something like this:
"Seņor Holmes, quiero que venga usted a Makleton conmigo en el primer tren." Mi amigo sacudiķ la cabeza.

Or like this:
—Seņor Holmes, quiero que venga usted a Makleton conmigo en el primer tren.
Mi amigo sacudiķ la cabeza.

Stu November 30, 2019 06:09 PM

Thank you Angelica - that's great


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