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									Dialogue
Dialogue

Conversation between two
or more (2+) characters in a
story
Mechanics of Dialogue
   Use quotation marks “ ” to show the
    characters’ own words
Mechanics of Dialogue
 Use quotation marks “ ” to show the
  characters’ own words
 Always begin a new paragraph when the
  speaker changes
Mechanics of Dialogue
 Use quotation marks “ ” to show the
  characters’ own words.
 Always begin a new paragraph when the
  speaker changes.
 Do not use quotation marks to show that a
  character said something.
Example:

 Marcy asked, “Where are we
 going?” Mom said that we were
 going to the mall.
Punctuating Dialogue
Use commas to separate most quotations
 from the rest of the sentence.
Example:
 “Do you understand,” said Mr. Gray, “that
 the problem needs more work?”
Punctuating Dialogue
Mr. Gray said, “Do you understand that the
  problem needs more work?”
“Do you understand that the problem needs more
  work?” said Mr. Gray.
“Do you understand,” said Mr. Gray, “that the
  problem needs more work?”

Mr. Gray said that the problem needs more work.
The punctuation in dialogue is
always on the left of the quotation
marks.

 “Do you understand,” said Mr.
 Gray, “that the problem needs
 more work?”
            Punctuating Dialogue Worksheet p. 78




1.   Where did you find that he asked in
     surprise
2.   My report is ready said Travis it is about
     rockets.
3.   Yesterday he interrupted I wasn’t there
4.   John answered open the back door
5.   Safe the umpire shouted.
        Punctuating Dialogue
          Worksheet p. 78
1.“Where did you find that?” he asked in
  surprise.
      Punctuating Dialogue Worksheet p. 78


1.   “Where did you find that?” he asked in
     surprise.
2.   “My report is ready,” said Travis. “It is
     about rockets.”
      Punctuating Dialogue Worksheet p. 78


1.   “Where did you find that?” he asked in
     surprise.
2.   “My report is ready!” said Travis. “It is
     about rockets.”
3.   “Yesterday,” he interrupted, “I wasn’t
     there.”
Punctuating Dialogue Worksheet p. 78


1.   “Where did you find that?” he asked in
     surprise.
2.   “My report is ready!” said Travis. “It is
     about rockets.”
3.   “Yesterday,” he interrupted, “I wasn’t
     there.”
4.   John answered, “Open the back door!”
Punctuating Dialogue Worksheet p. 78
1.   “Where did you find that?” he asked in
     surprise.
2.   “My report is ready!” said Travis. “It is
     about rockets.”
3.   “Yesterday,” he interrupted, “I wasn’t
     there.”
4.   John answered, “Open the back door!”
5.   “Safe!” the umpire shouted.

								
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