LESSON A – Quotations Marks in Direct Quotations
When a person or work is quoted directly and word for word, the quotation is placed in quotation marks.
She trilled excitedly, “Look at that!”
An indirect quotation in which the substance but not exact wording is used does not take quotations marks.
She said that it was really impressive.
If a question or exclamation is quoted directly, the quotation contains the question mark or exclamation point.
She asked her girlfriend, “Did you see that?”
If the question or exclamation is at the end of the quotation, the question mark or exclamation point comes before the closing quotation mark.
“Look at that!” the girlfriend exclaimed. “Can you believe that?”
Insert quotation marks, capitalizations and punctuation in the following sentences. (I have purposely left out all punctuation and capitalizations.)
how are you he asked
did you know that your face is red
wow she lisped that is impressive
caesar said et tu brute and died
Lesson B will be posted tomorrow.
The word for today is “implacable“.
Define “implacable” and use it in a sentence.