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1 “Quotation Marks” And Writing Dialogue

2 What is wrong with this?

3 Use quotation marks to show what someone said.
Example: “I am going to the grocery store,” said Dad.

4 Do not use quotation marks for a sentence that is just telling you what is going on.
Example: Mom asked Dad if he had gone to the store this afternoon.

5 What is wrong with this picture?

6 A direct quotation begins with a capital letter.
Example: Abe Lincoln said, “The ballot is stronger than the bullet.”

7 What is wrong with this picture?

8 When the expression identifying the speaker interrupts a quoted sentence, the second part of the quotation begins with a lower case letter. Example: “What are some of the things,” asked Mrs. Perkins, “that astronauts discovered on the moon?”

9 A direct quotation is set off from the rest of the sentence by a comma, a question mark, or an exclamation point, but not by a period. Example: “I’ve just finished reading a book about Harriet Tubman,” Alison said.

10 A period or comma is always placed inside the closing quotation marks.
Example: Mr. Aaron said, “The story is set in Fresno, California.”


12 When you write dialogue, begin a new paragraph each time you change speakers.
Example: “I am very tired,” Mike said to his mom. “That is understandable,” she said, “especially after a long day of work.”

“How do I write dialogue?” asked Marty as he was walking out of class. “It is easy!” replied Sarah. “All you have to remember is the correct punctuation.” “I know,” replied Marty, “but I need practice.” He looked dejected. Sarah tried to console him and said, “Cheer up, Marty! I will help proofread your short story. We’ll make it perfect.”

14 Other Uses for Quotation Marks
Use quotation marks to enclose titles of short works such as short stories, poems, articles, songs, and chapters and other parts of books. Examples: “The Dinner Party” “Greensleeves” “Casey at the Bat”

15 Punctuation before Quotation
I can’t believe Ms. Smitley is this loud whispered Aliyanna but she is a great teacher Are you going to eat that apple Heath questioned Will

16 Is this correct?

17 Which one is correct? “I am dying to read the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid book,” Mason said, “because I heard it is really cool” Allison exclaimed, “I feel like today is the best day ever!”

18 Which one is correct? “Do you feel,” Paitience questioned “like Ms. Smitley is a little too excited for Christmas?” Mr. Peccia stated, “Today is the Monday before Thanksgiving.”

19 Why is this funny?

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