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Dialogue Use quotation marks to enclose a  direct quotation  – a person’s exact words.
Place quotation marks both before and after a person’s exact words. <ul><li>“When the bell rings,” said the teacher, “leav...
Do not use quotation marks for an indirect quote – a rewording of the direct quote. <ul><li>Direct Quote </li></ul><ul><ul...
Punctuation Rules <ul><li>Begin with a capital letter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lisa said, “Let’s study math together.” </li><...
Punctuation Rules <ul><li>Question marks / exclamation points should be inside the closing quotation marks </li></ul><ul><...
More Rules <ul><li>In a  broken quotation , the second part of the quote begins with a lowercase letter. </li></ul><ul><ul...
Practice <ul><li>Bob said let’s go to the matinee at 3 o’clock. </li></ul><ul><li>Yes I replied I’ll meet you there. </li>...
Quotation Marks in Dialogue <ul><li>Begin a new paragraph  every time  the speaker changes </li></ul><ul><li>“ What movie ...
Practice <ul><li>Come in Mrs. Brown said.  You must be Lisa.  Hello Mrs. Brown I replied.  I’m here to baby-sit your child...
Practice makes Perfect <ul><li>“Come in,” Mrs. Brown said, “you must be Lisa.” </li></ul><ul><li>“Hello Mrs. Brown,” I rep...
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  1. 1. Dialogue Use quotation marks to enclose a direct quotation – a person’s exact words.
  2. 2. Place quotation marks both before and after a person’s exact words. <ul><li>“When the bell rings,” said the teacher, “leave the room quietly.” </li></ul><ul><li>“What is that ahead?” asked Chad. </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Colby said, “This ship will never sink.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Do not use quotation marks for an indirect quote – a rewording of the direct quote. <ul><li>Direct Quote </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tom predicted, “It will be a close game.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tom’s exact words </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Indirect Quote </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tom predicted that it would be a close game. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not Tom’s exact words </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Punctuation Rules <ul><li>Begin with a capital letter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lisa said, “Let’s study math together.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“Our team scored 34 points,” he shouted. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A comma or period should be inside the closing quotation marks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“The Jones built a new house,” said our neighbor. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Daniel replied, “I’m ready to learn.” </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Punctuation Rules <ul><li>Question marks / exclamation points should be inside the closing quotation marks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Are we there yet?” asked the small child. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“Jump!” ordered the firefighter. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. More Rules <ul><li>In a broken quotation , the second part of the quote begins with a lowercase letter. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Yes,” Jenny added, “he does want to come to the party.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“Let’s go,” suggested her husband, “and join the others for dinner.” </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Practice <ul><li>Bob said let’s go to the matinee at 3 o’clock. </li></ul><ul><li>Yes I replied I’ll meet you there. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you want some popcorn he asked. </li></ul><ul><li>The people behind us asked Bob to be quiet. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Quotation Marks in Dialogue <ul><li>Begin a new paragraph every time the speaker changes </li></ul><ul><li>“ What movie would you like to see?” Bob asked. </li></ul><ul><li>“ The DaVinci Code looks good,” I replied. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Alright,” he stated, “I really enjoyed the book. Hopefully the movie will be just as good.” </li></ul><ul><li>I laughed and said, “I think books are always better than the movie. Remember Rikki-Tikki-Tavi? That book was great, but the movie was boring.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Oh yes, I remember,” he added, “the movie was nothing like I pictured in my imagination.” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Practice <ul><li>Come in Mrs. Brown said. You must be Lisa. Hello Mrs. Brown I replied. I’m here to baby-sit your children. They are very excited to meet you she said. This is Katie and this is Kyle. It’s very nice to meet you! I stated enthusiastically. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Practice makes Perfect <ul><li>“Come in,” Mrs. Brown said, “you must be Lisa.” </li></ul><ul><li>“Hello Mrs. Brown,” I replied. “I’m here to baby-sit your children.” </li></ul><ul><li>“They are very excited to meet you,” she said. “This is Katie and this is Kyle.” </li></ul><ul><li>“It’s very nice to meet you!” I stated enthusiastically. </li></ul>

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