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Your challenges arise from the first line of dialog and not how to structure the response Davis walked towards, and stopped close to me — he was tall — he tried to look me in the eyes, but I kept dodging them as I look around trying to find a place to focus on. Because your narrative already communicates everything that Davis's line of dialog communicates. ...


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The punctuation you use will depend on what you want it to show. The punctuation will probably depend on whether or not you want to write it as a question or a statement. If your character is asking 'yeah?' as if he is not sure whether or not he wants to ask the other character to sue him, then I'd use a ? mark, but if its an exclamation, such as if he is ...


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Italics can represent emphasis, so that is your best option. You can write it as, "Yeah? Sue me then!"


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It is. The commas in this passage serve to set off the appositive phrase, “if not.” For more information https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/general_writing/grammar/appositives.html


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I prefer the parenthetical one. All are acceptable, except: Do no use a HYPHEN (-) as a DASH. An abrupt break in a sentence requires an "em-dash," a specific typographical character that is about as long as two hyphens. In the old typewriter days, two hyphens were used, in fact. Today, insert the em-dash as a special character or symbol. In Windows,...


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Personally, I would prefer choice 2. But almost all scientific publications specify a specific style guide or have their own house style guide. What style guide is this publication using? That may directly answer the question. If it doesn't, it may still give some guidance on the matter. An effort should be made to follow the announced style guide. Failing ...


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Grammatically? Yes, it's fine. Wikipedia says: In poetry, enjambment (/ɛnˈdʒæmbmənt/ or /ɛnˈdʒæmmənt/; from the French enjambement) is incomplete syntax at the end of a line; the meaning runs over from one poetic line to the next, without terminal punctuation. Lines without enjambment are end-stopped. Basically, enjambment means to end the line with no or ...


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