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Commas in Dialogue Courage Lesson 3 By Mrs. Mennell
There are many places to use commas. One place is in dialogue RuleExample A comma is used before the quotation marks that begin a speakers exact words. I said to my dog, Jump over this log. A comma is used after the word before the end quotes. I want to watch him jump, said my friend Mai.
Try It! Read the sentences. Put commas where they belong. 1.Joe said I need to buy some carrots. 2.Charlotte sighed Tomorrow is another day. 3.I cannot sell my cat I said. 4.I added I will give her to you as a present. 5.I said I want to visit her each Saturday.,,,,,
Practice Read the sentences. Write and, or, or but to complete each sentence. 6.Misha said I dont think this is a treasure map. 7.Sasha replied Oh, yes it is. 8.Trisha sighed Some diamonds would be nice. 9.Misha said Maybe well find gold! 10.Just some money would suit me fine said Sasha.,,,,,
Proofreading Read the story. Write commas where they are missing in the sentences with dialogue. Use proofreading marks. Once upon a time there were three sisters. Each sister had a cat. One day, a sister said I would like to have another cat. So the family went to the cat shelter downtown and found a stray cat to take home. The youngest sister said I am glad we are able to give another cat a home.,,