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The punctuation is missing in parts of the following text. Rewrite the text in brackets, making sure to add the correct punctuation.

It was so romantic when my husband asked me to get married. He brought me to our favourite restaurant and got down on one knee. Then he started quoting [Elizabeth Barrett Browning How do I love thee, let me count the ways.]

It was so romantic when my husband asked me to get married. He brought me to our favourite restaurant and got down on one knee. Then he started quoting Elizabeth Barrett Browning: “How do I love thee, let me count the ways.”

My mind wandered and my focus was on the little box he had in his hand as he continued [the poem I love thee to the depth       love thee better after death.]

My mind wandered and my focus was on the little box he had in his hand as he continued the poem: “I love thee to the depth . . . love thee better after death.”

[Oh Kyle!, I said. I love you so much! What a wonderful poem!]

“Oh Kyle!” I said. “I love you so much! What a wonderful poem!”

Then he seemed really nervous, as if he was waiting for something. As nothing was happening, he started a long [speech Karen, I love you, you’re the love of my life and ]. And once again, my mind wandered, [      forever, he finished.]

Then he seemed really nervous, as if he was waiting for something. As nothing was happening, he started a long speech: “Karen, I love you, you’re the love of my life and . . .”. And once again, my mind wandered, “. . . forever,” he finished.

That’s when the violins started and Kyle finally shouted over [the music Karen, will you marry me?]

That’s when the violins started and Kyle finally shouted over the music: “Karen, will you marry me?”