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Transcript of Qtation Marks
When writing, you should
start a new paragraph
every time the writer changes.
Academic writing (
school essays, short answers on tests
) does not tolerate slang. If it cannot be avoided, place the word/phrase
within quotation marks
Use quotation marks with nicknames when these
with the full name.
When referring to short stories, essays, poems, magazine or journal articles, book chapters, brochures, pamphlets, songs and episodes from television
DO NOT PUT...
Why it's important to use
when you're writing
You can quote something you've read in a book, magazine, or website
Finally Katniss said,
I hunt. He bakes. Haymitch drinks.
You can even quote something you've watched on tv, in a movie, or something your friend said at lunch.
Did you hear that Alex asked Allison,
Are you going to the football game on Friday night?
Allison told Alex,
Not going with you!
If quotes are
more than 4 lines
long, they are
separated into their own block of text.
In S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders, Ponyboy says,
“Sixteen years on the streets and you can learn a lot. But all the wrong things, not the things you want to learn. Sixteen years on the streets and you see a lot. But all the wrong sights, not the things you want to see.”
This is Ponyboy's realization that the road he is going down is pulling him in two different directions and he is at the age where he needs to decide which path to take.
You can use quotation marks
Bobbi told me,
This will never work.
Will this remote control work on my TV?
Are you going to the party?
No way I’m dealing with that mess.
Charlene shifted her chair away from the table.
I’m so tired of that scene.
When referring to words used as words
It is a common mistake among students of English to confuse
when reading or writing.
self-coined terms/unfamiliar words
your readers are unlikely to understand, draw their attention to these by using quotation marks
and providing definitions.
On our last writing assignment about creating instructions for a new game, we received one grade for writing proficiency and one for
idiot proofing ,
how clear and self-explanatory the instructions would be to even the most obtuse reader
The self coined term is
followed up by the definition
of IDIOT PROOFING
, Dally had a very
view on life and he eventually paid the ultimate price for this.
Nicknames on their own
do not warrant quotation marks.
If the nickname is
do not need
to give it with the
We read Rober Frost's poem,
Nothing Gold Can Stay,
before we dove into
Fetty Wap's song,
was released in early 2015.
I couldn't sleep after watching
First Time Again,
The Walking Dead episode from last Sunday.
titles of books
and TV shows
Test your knowledge. You can use your notes, if you need them.