Daily Grammar

Lesson 373

Mechanics - Punctuation - Quotation Marks

Use no quotation marks with indirect quotations.  An indirect quotation often begins with the word that.

Betty said that she wished the election was final.

Instructions: Use quotation marks where needed in these sentences.

1. James stated that he had won the race.

no quotation marks required

2. Richard said, I was in second place until I fell.

Richard said, "I was in second place until I fell."

3. Mom said that she was worried when she saw it happen.

no quotation marks required

4. Sue said, that was too bad.

Sue said, "That was too bad."

5. I hope that you had fun, anyway, said his dad.

"I hope that you had fun, anyway," said his dad.

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