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    Quote Originally Posted by scallahan1 View Post
    1) "How" is not capitalized
    2) No comma after "you"
    3) "Bob" is not capitalized
    4) Missing quotes "" between spoken words
    5) Missing question mark after "you"

    I think it should read: "How are you?", asked Bob!
    I still don't know why there's an exclamation point at the end of the sentence, though. Been out of High School for a LONG time.

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    Hmmm, might there not also be:

    "How are you asked, Bob?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ma3rk View Post
    Hmmm, might there not also be:

    "How are you asked, Bob?"
    I'm afraid not sir. Scallahan1's answer nailed it perfectly. Including the comment questioning the validity of the exclamation mark.

    Kudos to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shabazzy View Post
    I'm afraid not sir. Scallahan1's answer nailed it perfectly. Including the comment questioning the validity of the exclamation mark.

    Kudos to him.
    Thank you, kind sir.

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    Hmmm, ya know what I was saying back in post #4?

    And ya know how some mighty odd things have been happening this year, and that the only real constant is change?

    Well, the short of this is that after a flurry of unexpected text's & phone calls a few late-in-the-days ago, I'm heading back to L.A. on Thurs., have my Covid test Fri. morning, and WB is hoping to get me working Monday. Don't know yet how they're gonna swing that as it requires 2 neg tests before I can work & those require a 2 day wait.

    Really looking forward to swabs being jammed up my nose I can tell ya.

    But, hey. That's show biz, right? Don't have a place to stay yet but confirmation on a car, & in L.A. that's almost more important.

    This time though, I had time to get most of my really needed utilities & all my plugs installed onto the laptop. So I've pretty much a duplicate LW install on the HP now, & other than it being 1/5 the horsepower, RAM, etc. of main system, I can at least work & prep stuff, just not much rendering, then transfer when I get back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shabazzy View Post
    I'm afraid not sir. Scallahan1's answer nailed it perfectly. Including the comment questioning the validity of the exclamation mark.
    Seems like...

    How? "Are you?", asked Bob!

    "How? Are you?", asked Bob!

    are alternate possibilities. Interestingly, both above cases contain the same number of errors (seven).

    1. One missing set of quotes (they come in pairs, so a single error): Top case has them around 'are you', bottom case has them around 'how are you'.
    2. Three missing capitalizations: Words 'how', 'are', and 'bob' need capitalization in both cases.
    3. Two missing question marks: Both cases after 'how' (but before endquote) and after 'you' (but before endquote).
    4. One missing comma: Both cases need a comma added after 'you', outside endquote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwiede View Post
    "How? Are you?", asked Bob!
    And what's your position on "How? Are .... You asked Bob?!" (sputtered Susan, so flabbergasted at being overlooked that she fairly spit the words out.)

    (P.S., Pity the interrobang never caught on.)
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    OMG! What have I created?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shabazzy View Post
    OMG! What have I created?
    A monster. LOL.

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    The interrogation room became silent as Bob bowed his head in pain and embarrassment. "They ask me to do things I don't want to, but the way they ask leaves me no choice!"

    Detective Mason knew he was so close to getting the name he needed. "How are you asked, Bob?"

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    Maybe Bob is retired too.
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    NOOOO! IT WASN'T SUPPOSED TO BE THIS WAY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shabazzy View Post
    OMG! What have I created?
    You weren't specific. This is what happens when you aren't specific.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shrox View Post
    Maybe Bob is retired too.
    Bob has died, fallen over, and is being answered while beaten into dust. His retirement status is moot at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwiede View Post
    Bob has died, fallen over, and is being answered while beaten into dust. His retirement status is moot at this point.
    Does Bob's widow get his pension or social security payments?
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    WHY ARE YOU PEOPLE DOING THIS!!!

    (I'm never doing anything like this ever again)

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