“Quotations” by dffhrtcv3



By: Krystal Searcy &
   James Rocker
        What is a quotation mark?

   As defined by www.dictionary.com a
    quotation mark is, “a punctuation mark
    used to attribute the enclosed text to
    someone else.”
        Types of Quotation Marks
                               Double
                               Single

       When should you use a double vs. a single
                   quotation mark?
   A double quotation mark is the most often used, as it establishes
    another person’s ideas inside your own.
   A single quotation mark is often used within an already used
    double quotation mark.
   Example: John said, “When Jake was talking to me he said, ‘I
    will ride the bus home today.’ ”
   Make sure you close both sets of quotations and separate the
    two with a space.
 If the quoted material can be formed in a
  complete sentence, or is used at the
  beginning of a sentence capitalize the first
 If the quoted material is only part of a
  sentence and the sentence could not
  stand on its own, do not capitalize the first
       “Changing Quotations?”
               Two special rules:

 If you are taking words or phrases out of
  a direct quotation, use an ellipsis (…) to
  show there was an interruption.
 If you are adding or changing part of a
  quotation, make sure you include brackets
  ( [ ] ) to show that you modified that
  section of the quote.
Quotation Marks vs. Underlining in
   Quotation marks are              Quotation marks may
    used for the following            also be used for parts
     pieces of literature:             of larger works such
       Songs                                   as:
       Short Stories                    Chapters in books
       Essays                           Articles in newspapers,
       Short Poems                       magazines, journals,
                                          and other periodical
       Anything shorter then
        either a full book or a
        one-act play                     Episodes of television
                                          and radio shows
    Quotation Marks vs. Underlining in
          Literature. Continued
   Use underlining or italics          Do not use quotation
              for:                       marks for parts of the
       Books                            Bible, other religious
                                         books, or any legal
       Plays of more than one act
       Newspapers, magazines,
        journals, and other
        periodical titles.
       Films
       Television series
       Radio series
        Where should you place your
   Always introduce a quotation within a sentence with a
   If the quotation mark ends mid-sentence put either a
    semi-colon or a colon outside the quotation marks.
   For example: I was talking, and then John interrupted,
    “You know she is cool”; I wasn’t too happy with him
    because of it.
   Always have your ending punctuation within the
    quotation mark.
   For example: The local authority said, “We will watch the
    event and determine what to do from there.”
                Works Cited

 "Quotation Marks." Online Writing Lab. 2004.
  Purdue University Online Writing Lab. 15 Jun
 "Quotation Mark." Dictionary.com. 2003.
  Princeton University. 15 Jun 2006
    Who to go to?
 Questions? Comments?
Feel free to contact either:
          Krystal Searcy
Email: krissygurl185@yahoo.com


          James Rocker
 Email: rockersj01@hotmail.com

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