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Review:babewithbrains says:
This was really funny! One thing that I find is heavily overused in fanfic is indeed the ferret thing, but you kept it in its context nicely and stayed in the realms of in-character humour. I particularly liked the last sentence said by Hagrid.

I see you've responded to my review. Hmm. If dialogue punctuation is done the other way, I'm afraid it's wrong. Never have I seen dialogue punctuation done this way in a book. You probably have seen it in some of the other stories on this site.

I'm saying this from experience -- HPFF are quite lax grammar wise anyway, but MuggleNet FanFiction is a lot stricter on grammar, and I once submitted something with incorrect dialogue punctuation, like how you have formatted it, and it was rejected. Just Google "dialogue punctuation" and it should help. Google's brilliant for grammar -- just not for celebrity gossip, LOL.

I don't often know what I'm talking about but when it comes to grammar, I usually do. I know what you mean about staying consistent, but that's when something is correct.

Sorry, I'm a bit of a grammar Nazi so excuse the rambling. I hope I'm not being negative here. Point is, your stories are very good, only the slip-ups in dialogue punctuation distract me a little.

Oh, I just wanted to add that when you're *not* using a "saying" word like "said", it's better to use a full stop/period instead of a comma. Parts like this:

Of course, sir. Draco nodded, shifting his bag as he felt his arm begin to cramp up.

Well, anyway, you've left me two reviews, and I've left you two, so now we're even! :P

~Soraya~

Author's Response: Hey again :)

I appreciate you coming by to review this story, and I'm glad you liked it, but it bums me out a little bit that you spent almost the entire review arguing with me about grammar. I don't feel that the sentence thing is enough to distract someone from the quality of a story, unlike some other grammar mistakes. I think we'll just have to agree to disagree on this point. Anyway, I do appreciate you coming by to review. I'm always flattered when someone reads my work!

Amanda


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