VS in dialog

Mark Sacks msacks at THEWORLD.COM
Sun Jan 6 20:59:38 UTC 2008

I don't think either would be used in ordinary speech. A more typical
sentence would be, "The Dutchman asked where his car was." Or, if one
wanted the direct quote, "The Dutchman asked, "Where's my car?" ("Said"
doesn't make sense in the example, though I know that isn't the point.)

Marc Sacks
msacks at theworld.com

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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