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[1.05] Punctuation missing in Aloth dialog


Achilles

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Missing end quotes in the first sentence.

 

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EDIT: Same thing here:

 

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"Art and song are creations but so are weapons and lies"

"Our worst enemies are inventions of the mind. Pleasure. Fear. When we see them for what they are, we become unstoppable."

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There's nothing really wrong with those. It's actually quite customary to leave off the ending quotation mark if no descriptive text immediately follows the dialogue text. 

 

The amateur coder in me finds it to be rather annoying to have unclosed blocks. e.g. ( ), { }, [ ].

But I've seen it quite often in novels. So I've gotten over it. :)

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In English, it's acceptable to leave off the end quotes if the sentence is part of a larger passage.

 

However if that were the case, there should be no quotation marks at the beginning of the next sentence. Also, they should remove the end quotes from all the places where they got it right...for consistency.

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"Art and song are creations but so are weapons and lies"

"Our worst enemies are inventions of the mind. Pleasure. Fear. When we see them for what they are, we become unstoppable."

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However if that were the case, there should be no quotation marks at the beginning of the next sentence.

 

That's actually grammatically correct (e.g. rule #6 here)

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