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Koh Elaine
Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2020 12:00:11 PM
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He went on to state, “Singapore faces grave and extended challenges. We can’t tell when the pandemic will end, but it will likely last at least this year, and quite possibly longer.” and warned that “the economic hit will likely be more serious than the Global Financial Crisis, and longer-lasting too, even beyond the end of the pandemic.”

He went on to state, “Singapore faces grave and extended challenges. We can’t tell when the pandemic will end, but it will likely last at least this year, and quite possibly longer.” and warned that “the economic hit will likely be more serious than the Global Financial Crisis, and longer-lasting too, even beyond the end of the pandemic.”

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Islami
Posted: Monday, March 16, 2020 1:08:27 AM
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Should be as follows; IMO

He went on to state, “Singapore faces grave and extended challenges. We can’t tell when the pandemic will end but it may last at least up to close of this year, and possibly longer". He warned that “the economic hit in Singapore is likely to be more serious than the Global Financial Crisis, and longer-lasting too, even beyond halt of the pandemic".
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, March 16, 2020 6:10:30 AM

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Islami's suggestion is a possibility - otherwise the full stop needs to go. I believe the most common style is to change it to a comma.

He went on to state, “Singapore faces grave and extended challenges. We can’t tell when the pandemic will end, but it will likely last at least this year, and quite possibly longer,” and warned that “the economic hit will likely be more serious than the Global Financial Crisis, and longer-lasting too, even beyond the end of the pandemic.”
Audiendus
Posted: Monday, March 16, 2020 10:16:05 AM
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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
Islami's suggestion is a possibility - otherwise the full stop needs to go. I believe the most common style is to change it to a comma.

He went on to state, “Singapore faces grave and extended challenges. We can’t tell when the pandemic will end, but it will likely last at least this year, and quite possibly longer,” and warned that “the economic hit will likely be more serious than the Global Financial Crisis, and longer-lasting too, even beyond the end of the pandemic.”

I don't like having a full stop within a quote when the main sentence continues after the quote. So I would start a new sentence after "possibly longer", as in Islami's version. As "went on" and "warned" are widely separated, it is advisable to repeat the subject "he" (He warned that...).

See also the thread entitled "Is the period correct?"
Koh Elaine
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:20:41 PM
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