Fundamentals Dialog Punctuation Presentation

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Fundamentals Dialog Punctuation Presentation

  1. 1. Dialog Punctuation <br />(With me, Mrs. Cannon)<br />
  2. 2. Every story has dialog. Here are a few tips to help you punctuate it properly. <br />
  3. 3. Tip 1: Always start a new paragraph and indent when someone starts speaking. Here is an example. <br />
  4. 4. Mrs. Cannon was writing on the board as everyone arrived. Then she turned around. <br /> “Hi, everyone!” <br />
  5. 5. Tip 2: Always use quotation marks. For example: <br />“The little red squiggles on either side of this text are called quotation marks.”<br />
  6. 6. Tip 3: Never use a period before a “he said.” <br />(Please ignore the banned word.  )<br />Only commas, exclamation points, and question marks are allowed. <br />
  7. 7. <ul><li>“Hi,” he whispered.
  8. 8. “Hi!” he exclaimed.
  9. 9. “Hi?” he repeated. </li></ul>But never: <br />“Hi.” he whispered. <br />
  10. 10. What if you want to put a <br />“he said” in the middle of a sentence? <br />
  11. 11. Tip 4: Use commas to put a “he said” in mid-sentence. <br />For example: <br />“Inside the cave,” he explained, “you will find the answers you seek.” <br />
  12. 12. Ta da! That’s all you need to get started! <br />Have questions? Just let me know. <br />

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