Quoting thoughts

Would thoughts ever qualify as quotes?
Example 1) I was thinking of going to the mall.
Example 2) I was thinking, "Should I go to the mall?"

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Dec 13, 2009
Quoting thoughts
by: Audrey

Both of the examples you gave would appear in print. I have also seen

3. I was thinking, Should I go to the mall?

4. I was thinking, Should I go to the mall?

Off topic, but something to think about:

If we think a question, we are wondering.

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