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PUNCTUATION QUESTION:

Punctuation a question that has a quote inside of it that ends with a period, but falls at the end of the sentence.

For example:
Were there ideas that popped up from the team where someone said, “We’ve got to do that. That’s an easy fix, and this would make it a lot better.”?

How would a sentence like this one or similar sentences be punctuated? Because the inner quote is not a question, it's a sentence, but when I add punctuation for both, 1. it looks funny, and 2. Grammarly has a fit. haha. Grammarly insists that a question mark belongs after 'We've got to do that" but that makes no sense to me.
Fyn  
While your answer(er) is correct - my advice when it just looks wrong even if correct --rephrase it! :)
Fyn ,

The question wasn't how to avoid a problem. It was how to solve a problem. We can all run away from grammar, or we can ask and get better. How about that for a concept.

I could have sworn my mom (who is a retired English teacher) told me that quotation marks close the sentence, even if in that type of situation. I may be remembering incorrectly, however, so don't quote me on that. I'm all for solving grammar problems if it doesn't take too much effort *Laugh*, but if I don't know what is correct (and Grammarly is not always correct *Sad*) I am all about rephrasing. There are usually loads of different ways to craft a sentence without sacrificing important elements of the piece.

Wishing you everything good on your birthday and in the year ahead!
I have a question for the writing community.
How do I punctuate hypothetical conversation? Basically 'imagined' quotes in conversation.
I'm a freelance transcriber and currently working on a podcast. This is an edited/completely changed version of the text due to it being work-related, but the sentence structure is the same.
What if Dominique was like, hey, we see what you've been doing and we're going to fire you.
These are two people in conversation talking about "Dominique," but Dominique never actually said any such thing. So, I'm assuming quotation marks would be inaccurate. Would italics be the correct thing to do? Kind of like thoughts? I don't know.
From "The Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition," page 634 Chapter 13 subchapter 13.41

Unspoken discourse. Thought, imagined dialogue, and other interior discourse may be enclosed in quotation marks or not, according to the context or the writer's preference.
Annette Thanks!!!
I love queries such as the one above from Dominique *Smile* They force me to dig deep into my past and also deep into my reference tomes. Thank you, Dominique *Smile*
PLEASE, I need help from everyone! I need to change my tagline for my WordPress site.

CURRENT TAGLINE:
A blog for individuals interested in freelance life and building a successful online business.


It's too long. I've been trying to make a new one but can't seem to let go of either keyword (freelancing & online business).

Here's where the challenge comes in.

I messed up when first making my website and named it onelifebehappy.com -- it ended up being a blog about online business and place to link my Fiverr account to promote my freelance business on
I've made it work since then by going off the theme of saying basically since I'm giving tips on freelancing and online work and startups, that you have one life and you should be happy in your career choice. And I give a lot of productivity and marketing tips -- stuff like that. BUT I feel like now because of SEO I have to keep that theme in the tagline or I will dramatically drop in ratings and confuse the search engines. So, I don't really know HOW to make a good tagline with my stupid stupid stupid website name choice hahaha sorry -- I'm just so frustrated.

Keywords I feel are super important: freelancing, online business, (something positive)

PLEASE GIVE ME IDEAS -- PLEASE!
- Freelancing with a can-do attitude!

I'd say this one has a good feel of catchiness and where to go with it.

Freelancing online with a positive, can-do attitude.

Attain freelancing with a positive approach to get it done.

Different options too.
Thank you so much for ideas! I'm going crazy because I did change it to Freelancing with a can-do attitude! but....... I don't know. I still am thinking because I just don't have that YES THAT'S IT feeling. At ALL. I feel very uncertain about it which I don't want that because I need it to be a permanent tagline, not something I change next month when I realize I hate it and something else pops into my head. haha. (writer issues 101)
oops... I meant to tag you.. I guess I can't edit a comment... wow. SB Musing
Day 2 of NaPoWriMo for me. I'm doing it my own way :)

 
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There you are!!! Nice to see you pop up on my Newsfeed!
I hope you are doing ok! Stay well and be safe! *Heartp*
Hi Lilli ☕ !!! I am, Thank you! I had to take a break for a few months from the site because I was a bit addicted haha and it wasn't helping me build my business or earn money. haha. It helped me in many other ways though! I love the site, so I am back. I just need to consciously practice balance when it comes to this site haha.
Hey, everyone! Long time no see, I know. I have a love/hate relationship going on with WDC. I stepped away from it because I was becoming someone addicted (okay, very addicted) and it was taking away from me doing what I needed to do in terms of business and earning a real income. I work from home and do online classes regularly, so I absolutely love the community of WDC and needed it to get me through a lot. I came here originally because I wanted to improve my writing and thought I wanted to write for a living. About 2 years later, I have veered from that idea for the most part. At least in the way I had in mind - writing fiction novels. Now, I've just been trying to focus on content writing for my blog and general copywriting for my business and site. Somehow along the way, I've lost my spark. I feel like I can never come up with ideas. My writing has been terrible.
I don't know what's going on with me. But I felt it was time to come back.
My paid membership has expired while I've been away, so if anyone has any tips on events or things going on in the community right now to earn me quick points, that would be helpful! Thanks!
-Dominique-

Thank you for your thoughtful Invalid Review .
         Not just another blurb-and-rate to soak the Review Mixer for points. (As an aside to the membership -- I'm sold. She actually read the whole thing, she really did!)
         Welcome back to the site, Dominique.

I'm glad you came back, everyone needs some kind of joy to look forward to in a day, may this be just part of it for you.
I think I have to agree Thunder smasher !! I just have to learn balance. And maybe start practicing writing non-fiction on here more often so then when I have to write for my business or my website, it'll come more fluidly. Instead of being used to nonstop fiction and then trying to write blog posts, copy, and marketing campaigns and faced with a blank document.
Happy 1st WDC anniversary!!!
see above.


Congratulations!
This is the beginning of a success story that will
continue for many more years. Happy 1st Anniversary.
Kindest Regards, Lilli
"Eliminate filter words and phrases

In action-writing, filter words and phrases are the first to cut. When we read 'She heard that someone was knocking urgently on the door' we lose urgency. It's a beginning author's mistake, to continuously signal to the reader who the viewpoint character is that is doing the hearing or seeing. In this case, we could simply write 'Someone was knocking urgently on the door', or, better still, 'A sudden, urgent hammering on the door'.

Find words that distance your reader from the scene ('she saw that', 'he felt that'). Cut them. Just show the thing itself ('It was wrong of her' rather than 'he felt that it was wrong of her', if 'he' is the current viewpoint character). "

-- Excerpt from Bridget at Now Novel


This is something I'm working on with my writing. I struggle with this. Any tips or suggestions?
Also, what's something you're working on to improve your writing.