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Writing Speech

  1. 1. WRITING SPEECH
  2. 2. What do we already know?
  3. 3. Two Types <ul><li>Direct speech: the exact words. </li></ul><ul><li>Indirect speech: the gist </li></ul>
  4. 4. Indirect speech <ul><li>Do not use quotation marks. </li></ul><ul><li>Just convey the meaning rather than the exact words. </li></ul><ul><li>Eg. Barry said that he would go to the footy later in the day. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What do we use direct speech in our writing?
  6. 6. Direct speech <ul><li>Use the exact words, even errors. </li></ul><ul><li>Put quotation marks around the exact words used. </li></ul><ul><li>Punctuation marks belong inside the quotation marks. </li></ul><ul><li>Eg. Barry said, “I think I’ll go to the footy later today.” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Full stop becomes a comma <ul><li>When followed by a speech verb, the full stop becomes a comma. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Great,” said Spot. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ It’s time to go,” she said. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Other punctuation remains the same <ul><li>Only the full stops get changed. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ It’s time to go,” Shirley announced. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Where is it?” Barry asked. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ What!” exclaimed Sally. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ I wonder...” Brian trailed off into silence. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Comma After A Starting Speech Verb <ul><li>When the speech verb comes first, there is a comma before the first quotation marks. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>She said, “It’s time to go”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spot said, “Great.” </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Errors in direct speech <ul><li>When you are repeating speech with errors include [sic]. This shows that you know it is an error. </li></ul><ul><li>Barry said, “I’d be really weary [sic] of that.” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Write these out with correct punctuation <ul><li>“ Where do you think you’re going” Bert demanded. </li></ul><ul><li>Stacey replied “Nowhere. Nowhere at all” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Stop” Bob shouted. </li></ul><ul><li>Bert asked “Why” </li></ul><ul><li>“ It’s not safe” replied Stacey. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>“ Where do you think you’re going” Bert demanded. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Where do you think you’re going?” Bert demanded. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Stacey replied “Nowhere. Nowhere at all” </li></ul><ul><li>Stacey replied, “Nowhere. Nowhere at all.” </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>“ Stop” Bob shouted. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Stop!” Bob shouted. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Bert asked “Why” </li></ul><ul><li>Bert asked, “Why?” </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>“ It’s not safe” replied Stacey. </li></ul><ul><li>“ It’s not safe,” replied Stacey. </li></ul>
  17. 17. More to correct <ul><li>“ I wonder where we are going” Bob said. </li></ul><ul><li>Trevor replied “I have no idea. You’ll have to ask Julie” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Julie” Bob asked “How much further” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Perhaps a mile” she replied. “Maybe a little more” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Terrific” Bob moaned. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>“ I wonder where we are going” Bob said. </li></ul><ul><li>“ I wonder where we are going,” Bob said. </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Trevor replied “I have no idea. You’ll have to ask Julie” </li></ul><ul><li>Trevor replied, “I have no idea. You’ll have to ask Julie.” </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>“ Julie” Bob asked “How much further” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Julie,” Bob asked, “How much further?” </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>“ Perhaps a mile” she replied. “Maybe a little more” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Perhaps a mile,” she replied. “Maybe a little more.” </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>“ Terrific” Bob moaned. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Terrific,” Bob moaned. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Check your answers <ul><li>“ Where do you think you’re going” Bert demanded. </li></ul><ul><li>Stacey replied “Nowhere. Nowhere at all” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Stop” Bob shouted. </li></ul><ul><li>Bert asked “Why” </li></ul><ul><li>“ It’s not safe” replied Stacey. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Leaving out words <ul><li>If you need to leave words out of a direct quote, use an ellipsis. </li></ul><ul><li>Barry said, “I can’t believe this is happening to me. I feel like I must be the unluckiest man alive!” </li></ul><ul><li>Barry said, “I can believe this...I must be the luckiest man alive” </li></ul>

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