In this phrase I used a period in the quotation, after that should I use a or A?

Is talking like this: "If you cook something better tomorrow, I’ll eat everything." a food war?

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    You don't put a period in a quotation if something is going to follow the quotation.
    – stangdon
    Commented Jun 28, 2022 at 15:22
  • That's a good question about a phrase that is tough to punctuate. First - talking is never a food war, a food war is a food war, so the question is not clear from the start. Mixing a colon, quotation marks, and trailing comment is not common (but not necessarily wrong). I would do it like this. Are questions like - "If you cook something blah blah" - indicative of a food war?
    – EllieK
    Commented Jun 28, 2022 at 15:27
  • Without getting too concerned with the other Parts of the Sentence, the "Core IDEA" is that "In a sentence with a quotation in the middle, the Sentence will start with a Capital and will continue with a lower case after the quotation" which can be seen even in this Example.
    – Prem
    Commented Jun 28, 2022 at 15:48
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    @Prem - your capitalisation is a little odd. Commented Jun 28, 2022 at 15:50
  • Agreed !! Now, I tried to edit that comment, but "5 minutes" have gone by and that comment is not editable now : Not able to correct it now ! @MichaelHarvey
    – Prem
    Commented Jun 28, 2022 at 16:10


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