If you’re quoting someone can you use not-real words?
Like “want to” vs “wanna”..
Can you use “wanna” for a direct quote that someone said..?
- GypsyfishLv 71 month ago
Said or texted? If you are transcribing spoken dialogue, unless you're doing a linguistic analysis, transcribe it as "want to". If this was in something like a text message and written as "wanna" then write it that way, and put in parentheses (sic) after it to indicate that that was the original.
- WilliamLv 71 month ago
If they said "wanna" then you use "wanna".
- Dan82828384Lv 51 month ago
You can yes. But you can make a fool out of yourself it you say something too goofy. Some people like Micheal Scott for instance do that.
- 1 month ago
Umm no, you have to put everything in order and just like the author wrote/said