Quotations (“ ’’) Ellipsis (...) The Period (.) The Question Mark (?) The Exclamation Mark (!)
Quotation Marks Quotation marks are used in writing to show the beginning and the end of report speech or a quoted word or phrase. eg.: Sandra said, “I’ve got to study hard for the finals.” The colonel shouted: “Fire!”
ATTENTION! Do not use quotation marks for: a ) Indirect Quotations e.g.: Jim said that he would be out of town the following weekend. b) Proverbs e.g.: The early bird gets the worm.
Punctuation Within Quotations All punctuation marks must be used according to the sentence within the quotations. e.g.:Sally asked, “Where did you put the groceries ?” Peter said, “Darn it!” Pam said to Paul, “I wish I could s...”
What punctuation marks should be used before quotations? A comma is used if the introductory verb comes before quotations; however, if the tone of the speech is formal a colon should be used. e.g.: Peter asked Gloria, “Will you go out with me?” e.g: The president said: “I resign.”
None. e.g.: Jean said, “I think I have a fever.” e.g.:“I’ll get to N.Y. at 7 a.m.” Julia said. What punctuation marks are used between quotations and the introductory verb, when it comes at the end of the sentence?
When are punctuation marks used after quotations? When the punctuation marks do not refer to the sentences within quotations. e.g.: Stop telling me “No way”! e.g.: When will Jim tell me “I love you”?
Insert all the necessary punctuation marks. a)Bill said I’ve bought a new car b) Al looked at Mag and said Wow c) There is no use crying over spilled milk d) Never surrender Winston Churchill said e) When will my husband stop saying The food is horrible Fay, “., “ !. “ ”.,. ”, ” “ ”. ?
Ellipsis Ellipsis are generally used to indicate the omission of the words within a quoted passage. e.g.: “These farms produce... wheat, corn, vegetables and fruits.” (a wide range of alimentary products) e.g.: “But these pants have... all right, I’ll press them.” (to be pressed)
Ellipsis are used to indicate a speaker’s voluntarily unfinished sentence in a dialogue. - Mr. Wislow: What? Are you going to get married to Marlot? That p...? - Gilbert: Prostitute? Yes, I am. - Rita: Do you know what Sally called me of? A t... - Beth: Tramp? Don’t be upset. She is envious of you, that’s all.
Insert ellipsis in their appropriate places. a) - “ and she looked into my eyes and said it was all over.” b) - Isabel: For heaven Don’t touch me. I can’t - Bill: I know you hate me, but I can’t help I feel like a d Don’t leave me, p c) - Sue: Are you trying to tell me that you’ve k your brother? - Charles: It was an accident. Believe me....
The Period, the Question Mark, and the Exclamation Point. The period is generally used to end a declarative or imperative sentence (but not an exclamatory sentence). e.g.: All exercises have to be handed in one week before the finals. The period is generally used to end an indirect question. e.g.: Beth asked Tom where her new book was.
The period is also used to follow some abbreviations. Geographic names: U.S.A. (United States of America) C.I.S. (Commonwealth of Independent Sates) Academic degrees: B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) M.A. (Master of Arts)
The question mark is used to end a sentence, a clause, or a phrase (or after a single word) that asks a question. e.g.: Where is Charles now? e.g. “You can’t touch this book.” “Why not?” The question mark is also used to informally indicate doubt or uncertainty. e.g.: I think I know this song. Imagine?
The exclamation point is used to end a clause, a sentence, or phrase (or after a single word) that indicates emotion or feeling, especially surprise, anger, admiration, etc. e.g.: You are always so nice! e.g.: What a beautiful baby! e.g.: Beat it! e.g.: Wow!
Insert ellipsis, the period, the question mark or the exclamation point,and also commas and quotations. a) Sandra has a P H D degree and she is only 27 b) What a beautiful day c) I can’t believe my eyes Paul is that you d) Jane What a surprise e) Mark’s dream is to take a trip to the U K f) One generation passes away and another generation the sun also rises and the sun goes down all the rivers run into the sea yet the sea is not full...,! ! !, ? ? !. “,...,,. ”.