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How To Use Quotation Marks Web

  1. 1. Say what? How to use quotation marks correctly
  2. 3. Quotations <ul><li>In written conversation, a direct quotation gives a speaker’s exact words. </li></ul><ul><li>Set it off with quotation marks and capitalize the first word . </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Rule 1: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use a comma to set off a direct quotation from the other words in a sentence. Place the comma outside the quotation marks at the beginning of a quotation and inside the quotation marks at the end of a quotation. </li></ul></ul>Quotation Guidelines
  4. 5. Examples <ul><li>John F. Kennedy proclaimed , “ Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.” </li></ul>
  5. 6. Examples <ul><li>“ Either you’re the one erasing or you’re the one being erased ,” added Jim Carrey. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Quotation Guidelines <ul><li>Rule 2: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If the quotation is a question or an exclamation, place the question mark or an exclamation point inside of the quotation marks . Do not add a comma . </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Examples <ul><li>“ How come you never see a headline like 'Psychic Wins Lottery' ?” Jay Leno asked. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Quotation Guidelines <ul><li>Rule 3: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sometimes a quotation is divided and each part is in quotation marks. If the second part of the divided quotation continues the original sentence, begin it with a lower case letter . If it starts a new sentence, use a capital letter . </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Examples <ul><li>“ Dream as if you’ll live forever ,” replied James. “L ive as if you’ll die today.” </li></ul>
  10. 11. Examples <ul><li>“ If you don’t like the road you’re walking ,” Dolly replied, “t hen start paving a new one.” </li></ul>
  11. 12. Partner Practice <ul><li>Quotable Quotes Around the Room </li></ul>
  12. 13. D.I.Y. Time <ul><li>Complete the “Who Said That?” page using your library book. </li></ul><ul><li>Due Wednesday, March 3 rd . </li></ul>

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