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Lesson 372

Mechanics - Punctuation - Quotation Marks


Use quotation marks around the exact words of a speaker. When the words identifying the speaker come between the parts of the quotation, put quotation marks around each part. Example: "Yes," said Jack, "I will be there."


Use one set of quotation marks for two or more sentences not broken by explanatory material. Example: "I know that. He has known for several days," said Jim. If part of the quotation is a new sentence use a capital letter. Example: "I know that," said Jim. "He has known for several days."


Instructions: Use quotation marks and capitals where needed in these sentences.


1. We will be in town tomorrow night. Don't wait up. We will come by the next day, said Jeanne.


2. We want you to stay with us, answered Barbara. we'll meet you at the station.


3. Okay, replied Chris, bring the car around.


4. Are the girls ready to go? asked Ann. they need to leave now.


5. Yes, replied Ila, that play was really enjoyable.



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1. "We will be in town tomorrow night. Don't wait up. We will come by the next day," said Jeanne.


2. "We want you to stay with us," answered Barbara. "We'll meet you at the station."


3. "Okay," replied Chris, "bring the car around."


4. "Are the girls ready to go?" asked Ann. "They need to leave now."


5. "Yes," replied Ila, "that play was really enjoyable."


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