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"Quotation Marks"

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Morgan Wahlstrom

on 18 December 2014

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Transcript of "Quotation Marks"

Practice!
*Put quotation marks where they are needed*
1. Hi, Jim said to his friend.
2. What a wonderful day, said Mary.
3. On Friday the project is due, expressed my teacher.
4. Jeremy exclaimed, I won the race!
5. Have a goodnight, said my mother.
7. Mary said, what a beautiful day.
8. Please take the trash out, said my father.

Rules
Rule 1 - Use double quotation marks to set off a direct (word-for-word) quotation.
Ex. "When will you be here?" he asked.
Rule 2- Either quotation marks or italics are customary for titles: magazines, books, plays, films, songs, poems, article titles, chapter titles, etc.
Ex. "The Hunger Games" or
The Hunger Games
Rules
Rule 4- Quotation marks are often used with technical terms, terms used in an unusual way, or other expressions that vary from standard usage.
Rule 5- When quoted material runs more than one paragraph, start each new paragraph with opening quotation marks, but do not use closing quotation marks until the end of the passage.

Quotation Marks
each of a set of punctuation marks, single (‘ ’) or double (“ ”), used either to mark the beginning and end of a title or quoted passage or to indicate that a word or phrase is regarded as slang or jargon or is being discussed rather than used within the sentence.
"Quotation Marks"
Rules
Rule 3a- Periods and commas always go inside quotation marks.
Rule 3b- Use single quotation marks for quotations within quotations.
Ex. He said, "Dan cried, 'Do not treat me that way.' "
Examples
Following a form of to say, however, you'll almost always need a comma:
My father always said, "Be careful what you wish for."
If the quoted speech follows an independent clause yet could be part of the same sentence, use a colon to set off the quoted language: My mother's favorite quote was from Shakespeare: "This above all, to thine own self be true."
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