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Quotation Marks Part Two

This is the second of three pages dealing with quotation marks. Know these
rules and include them in your writing.

  • Use a question mark or an exclamation mark within the closing quotation
    mark if the question mark or the exclamation mark is part of the
    quotation.

    ‘‘Is this the correct tool?’’ the assistant asked the machinist.
    The soldier screamed to his comrade, ‘‘Move away now!’’

    Note: If a question mark or an exclamation mark is a part of the whole
    sentence (and not just a part of the direct quotation), place the mark
    outside the quotation marks.

    Did Mr. Boland say, ‘‘You have only two choices left’’? (The entire
    sentence, not the quotation, is a question.)

    I was so ecstatic when Jenny said, ‘‘You are our choice for class rep’’!
    (The entire sentence, not the quotation, is the exclamation.)

  • Use a comma, exclamation mark, or question mark to separate the direct
    quotation from the rest of the sentence. A period cannot do the same.

    ‘‘Please help me lift this rug,’’ Mom requested Roberta.
    ‘‘This is absolutely awesome!’’ the captain told her crew.
    ‘‘Will it be sunny tomorrow?’’ the news anchor asked her staff.

  • Place colons and semicolons outside the closing quotation mark.
    There are two main characters in O. Henry’s story ‘‘The Gift of the
    Magi’’: Jim and Della.

    Karen remarked, ‘‘These two cars are full of supplies for the picnic’’;
    only then did we realize that there was no room for any additional
    passengers.

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  • the interjection
  • Active and passive voices
  • agreement between indefinite pronouns and their antecedents
  • agreement involving prepositional phrases
  • Commas Part Five
  • Commas Part Four
  • Commas Part One
  • Commas Part Three
  • Commas Part Two
  • complete and simple predicates
  • complete and simple subjects
  • complex sentences
  • compound complex sentences
  • compound prepositions and the preposition adverb question
  • compound subject and compound predicate
  • compound subjects part two
  • compound subjects part one
  • Confusing usage words part eight
  • Confusing usage words part five
  • Confusing usage words part four
  • Confusing usage words part one
  • Confusing usage words part seven
  • Confusing usage words part six
  • Confusing usage words part three
  • Confusing usage words part three 2
  • Confusing usage words part two
  • First Capitalization List
  • indefinite pronouns
  • Indefinite pronouns and the possessive case
  • introducing clauses
  • introducing phrases
  • Irregular Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs
  • irregular verbs part one
  • irregular verbs part two
  • Italics Hyphens and Brackets
  • Misplaced and dangling modifiers
  • More Apostrophe Situations
  • More subject verb agreement situations
  • Parentheses Ellipsis Marks and Dashes
  • Periods Question Marks and Exclamation Marks
  • personal pronouns
  • pronouns and their antecedents
  • Quotation Marks Part Three
  • Quotation Marks Part One
  • Quotation Marks Part Two
  • reflexive demonstrative and interrogative pronouns
  • Regular Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs
  • regular verb tenses
  • Second Capitalization List
  • sentences fragments and run on sentences
  • singular and plural nouns and pronouns
  • Sound a like words Part Four
  • Sound a like words Part Three
  • Sound a like words Part Two
  • Sound alike words part one
  • subject and verb agreement
  • subject complements predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives
  • subject verb agreement situations
  • the adjective
  • the adjective clause
  • the adjective phrase
  • the adverb
  • the adverb clause
  • the adverb phrase
  • The Apostrophe
  • the appositive
  • The Colon
  • The coordinating conjunction
  • the correlative conjunction
  • the direct object
  • the gerund and gerund phrase
  • the indirect object
  • the infinitive and infinitive phrase
  • The nominative case
  • the noun
  • the noun adjective pronoun question
  • the noun clause
  • the object of the preposition
  • the participle and participial phrase
  • The possessive case
  • The possessive case 2
  • The possessive case and pronouns
  • the preposition
  • the prepositional phrase
  • the pronoun
  • The Semicolon
  • the subordinating conjunction
  • the verb
  • The verb be
  • the verb phrase
  • Transitive and intransitive verbs
  • types of nouns
  • types of sentences by purpose
  • Using Capital Letters
  • what good writers do
  • The Beautiful Brazil
  • Now You Know
  • Marrie Curie
  • Benefits of Cereals
  • Rules to play Broomball
  • Best Hybrid Cars in the World

  • More Xmas Carols

    Do You Hear What I Hear

    Said the night wind to the little lamb, Do you see what I see? Way up in the sky, little lamb, Do you see what I see? A star, a star, dancing in the night With a tail as big as a kite, With a tail as big as a kite.

    Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy, Do you hear what I hear? Ringing through the sky, shepherd boy, Do you hear what I hear? A song, a song high above the trees With a voice as big as the the sea, With a voice as big as the the sea.

    Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king, Do you know what I know? In your palace warm, mighty king, Do you know what I know? A Child, a Child shivers in the cold Let us bring him silver and gold, Let us bring him silver and gold.

    Said the king to the people everywhere, Listen to what I say! Pray for peace, people, everywhere, Listen to what I say! The Child, the Child sleeping in the night He will bring us goodness and light, He will bring us goodness and light.


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