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Punctuating Direct Quotations Mater Lakes Academy Middle Mrs. Morales 7 th grade
A quotation is something someone said. It is the exact words the person has spoken. “I need to be home by ten o’clock,” said Tom. “Yes,” Mr. White replied, “there are three ways to solve the problem.”
In writing, quotation marks “” are used to show conversation or direct quotations. Quotation marks are used around the speaker’s exact words. 1.“I must be home by ten o’clock,” said Tom. 2. Sam yelled, “ I know I can do it!”
A comma is used before the quotations when the speaker’s name comes first. 1. Mr. Thompson said, “Please return to your seats now.” 2.Travis asked, “Would you like your turn now?”
When the speaker’s name comes last, a comma, question mark or exclamation point is used to end the quotation. A period is used after the speaker’s name. 1.“Please return to your seats,” Mr. Thompson said. 2.“Would you like your turn now?” asked Travis.
When a quotation is interrupted by the speaker’s name, commas are used to separate the name from the quotation. 1.“To succeed” smiled Mr. Thompson, “one must be willing to try.” 2.“If only I had studied,” moaned Billy, “I might have passed the test.”
Punctuate the following sentences: 1.I want to speak to you Robert, said Mrs. Thompson. 2.Tania asked, Are you ready for the lesson? 3.The prisoner stared straight ahead and answered, You’ll never find the gold. 4.You ought to be in bed, said Mrs. Collins. 5.Until Tuesday, continued the doctor, you should probably stay in bed.
Punctuate the sentences correctly. Double underline any letters that should be capitalized 1.Sheila said please open the door and help carry the groceries. 2.Mr. thompson asked angela, did you get Jim’s homework 3.Ken thought for a moment and then replied do you really think you need that 4.Well sighed jenny this certainly had been a tiring day. 5.do you really expect me to believe replied the detective tat you were here all night
Punctuate the following sentences and double underline to correct capitalization errors.: 1.do you like roses or tulips asked joe 2.Look yelled marry there is a fox in the backyard 3.Ask for a paper a pencil and a book said mrs. bloom
Punctuate the following sentences and double underline to correct capitalization errors.: 1.Angela asked travis did you do your homework last night 2.You ought to be in bed insisted mrs collins 3.Pick it up warned mr. garner and put it in the basket