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Quotes

  1. 1. Quotes Direct quotations involve incorporating another person's exact words into your own writing. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/577/01/
  2. 2. Using Quotes <ul><li>Quotes help to bring your subject to life and add interest to the article. </li></ul><ul><li>Quotes must do more than just duplicate real speech. </li></ul><ul><li>Adding quotes consists of the most exciting, most interesting, most emotional, and most dramatic words. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Rule #1 <ul><li>Quotation marks always come in pairs. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not open a quotation and fail to close it at the end of the quoted material. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Rule #2 <ul><li>Capitalize the first letter of a direct quote when the quoted material is a complete sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Mr. Johnson, who was working in his field that morning, said, &quot;The alien spaceship appeared right before my own two eyes.&quot; </li></ul>
  5. 5. Rule #3 <ul><li>Do not use a capital letter when the quoted material is a fragment or only a piece of the original material's complete sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Although Mr. Johnson has seen odd happenings on the farm, he stated that the spaceship &quot;certainly takes the cake&quot; when it comes to unexplainable activity. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Rule #4 <ul><li>If a direct quotation is interrupted mid-sentence, do not capitalize the second part of the quotation. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: &quot;I didn't see an actual alien being,&quot; Mr. Johnson said, &quot;but I sure wish I had.&quot; </li></ul>
  7. 7. Rule #5 <ul><li>In all the examples above, note how the period or comma punctuation always comes before the final quotation mark. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Rule #6 <ul><li>Quotations are most effective if you use them sparingly and keep them relatively short. </li></ul>

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