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Grammar Presentation

Quotation Marks

Emily Brown

on 8 May 2013

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By: Emily Brown Quotation Marks Quote Jokes Direct Quotations Indirect Quotations Indirect quotations -> paraphrase of what the speaker said
Do not use quotation marks with indirect quotations
Example: According the Brown, students should register for the class online. Exact words of speaker or writer

Example: "A penny saved is a penny earned," Franklin said. Direct Quotations:
Dialogue Always place in a separate paragraph with marks around each phrase

"Will you go?"
Direct Quotations Other Quotation Rules... Use quotation marks around titles of stories, poems, songs, etc. (use italics with longer works)

She listened to "I Want You Back" by Jackson 5 on repeat. Quiz The girls went to see "The Beach Boys" in concert. "The girl was unconscious when I found her", the medical examiner said. "When you see a 10-inch nail stuck in someone's leg of course you're going to be concerned," the man said. Sources AP Style Book
Working With Words
Purdue OWL: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/owlprint/577/ Running quotations: quotes running longer than one graf -> Use marks at beginning of each graf but not at end if still running

He said, "I am shocked and horrified by the incident
"I am so horrified, in fact, that I will ask for the death penalty." Did you enjoy reading Robert Frost's "Mending Wall"? Direct Quotations
Use period inside marks on second sentence if quote is broken up with attribution

"Frankly, these are the worst conditions I've ever seen," the health inspector said. "I wouldn't let my dog eat here." Direct Quotations:
Quote Within A Quote Quotes within quotes -> use single quote mark with quotes in another quote

Example: "When I asked the customer if the food was good they said, 'salty but fine,'" the waiter said. Direct Quotations Surround direct quotes with quotation marks
Use comma inside marks if quote is 1 sentence (with attribution after)

"Cockroaches were found in the kitchen," the health inspector said. Other Quotation Rules...
Avoid partial quotes unless highly unusual
Place colons and semicolons outside of marks
Place question marks or exclamation points outside of marks unless part of quote

Have you heard the song "Mirrors"?
Never use quotation marks...
for emphasis
in place of inches or seconds (12" = incorrect)
around the name of musical groups, dance companies or theater troupes

She said she had “bad day.” WRONG.
I saw The Beatles in concert last year. Other Quotation Rules...
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