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Underlining and Quotation Marks

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Maya Risteski

on 14 January 2013

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Underlining We use underlining to distinguish certain words from others within text. Introduction Underlining Quotation Marks Quotation Marks The primary use of quotation marks is for dialogue, or quoting something from books,movies,etc. Underlining Quotation Marks By: Maya Risteski, Amaya Santiago, Isaiah Morris & Use quotation marks to enclose a direct quotation- person's exact words. Not for an indirect quote-rewording of a direct quote. example: Karla said,"I think it will be a close game tomorrow." That is a direct quote because it's her exact words. Karla thinks it will be a close game tomorrow. That is an indirect quote with no quotation marks because it's not her exact words. Direct quotations begin with a capital letter. example: "It's raining really hard outside." Alex said. When the expression is interrupted to identify the speaker in a quoted sentence, the second part starts with a lowercase letter. example: "I packed my bags," Beth said, "and I'm ready to leave." This type of quote is called a broken quotation. A direct quotation is separated from the rest of the sentence by a comma, question mark, or an exclamation point, but not by a period. When a quotation ends with a question mark or exclamation point, no comma is needed. A period or a comma should always be placed inside the closing quotation marks. example: Daniella said,"I'm ready for the bus." The period is inside the closing quotation mark. Quotation Marks A question mark or an exclamation point should be inside the closing quotation marks when the quote itself is a question or an exclamation. Otherwise, it would be put outside the close quotation mark. example: "Are we there yet?" asked the child. The question mark is inside the quote. When you write dialogue, start a new paragraph every time the speaker changes. example: "Hey John!" Bob exclaimed.
"Hi Bob!" he replied. Quotation Marks When the quote consists of multiple sentences, put quotation marks at the beginning and end of the whole quote. example:"Do you want to come to the mall with us? If not let us know before 6:00 P.M. We are planning to watch the movie then," she said. Use single quotation marks to enclose a quotation inside a quotation. example: "My friend always says 'What is this' during a test." Use quotation marks to enclose titles of short works: stories, poems, articles, songs, episodes on television, chapters and other parts of books. Titles of works When quoted within text, titles of long, full-length works should be underlined. Full-length works are things like novels, plays, poems, and text books. *Shorter works (poems, articles, short stories, chapter titles) should also be italicized, but if that’s not possible, they should be put in quotation marks. If the punctuation is part of the title, include it in the underlining or quotation marks. If it’s not part of the title, make sure it’s outside the underlining or quotation marks. Underline the specific name of individual air, sea, space, and land craft. Examples: Challenger (space)
Titanic (sea)
Greased Lightning (type of Chevy, land) Underline foreign words or abbreviations unless they are regularly used in English. example:
Incorrect: That was a pro bono legal brief.
Correct: That was a pro bono legal brief.
(Legal term from Latin, used by lawyers but otherwise not common.) Underlining Underline words which you want to emphasize. example: You did what? Underline numbers, symbols, letters, and words which name themselves (or which are used as the figure or word). examples: Incorrect: "Give me a C!" the cheerleader shouted. (The letter is used as a letter, it names itself.)
Correct: "Give me a C!" the cheerleader shouted.
Incorrect: His 2's look like 7's.
(The numbers are being referred to as figures; they are not numbering anything.)
Correct: His 2's look like 7's. Underlining Titles with No Punctuation Do not underline, or place in quotation marks the name of the Bible, its books, divisions, or version, or other religious Scriptures and their divisions or versions. Do not underline, italicize, or place in quotation marks the title of any government document including charters, treaties, acts, statutes, or reports. To clear things up... Still confused about which topics to underline, when you think you should have italicized it instead? Italics and underlines can be used interchangeably, but not at the same time. When typing, we use italics and underlines to identify titles of larger works, books, poems, newspapers, etc. Italics are used when typing, while underlines are used when writing. Quotation marks are a type of punctuation that are either used around direct quotations or used around titles of short works. When using quotations, it is important to remember that punctuation generally goes inside of quotation marks and if there is a quote within a quote, we use single quote marks. Any Questions? You guys get it. You guys don't get it.
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