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Lesson 380 – Mechanics – Punctuation – Quotation Marks
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Place question marks and exclamation points inside quotation marks if they are part of the quotation. Place question marks and exclamation points outside the quotation marks if they pertain to more than the quotation.
Examples: Jim asked, “Where are you going?” Did Ann say, “I won’t do it”?
“Are you sure!” exclaimed Becky. How happy she was to say, “I do”!
Instructions: Use quotation marks where needed in these sentences.
1. When Dad said that we were going camping, I shouted, What a great idea!
2. Mary asked, When are you going?
3. Didn’t you hear me say, I will think about it?
4. Didn’t you hear the policeman shout, Stop!?
5. We need protection from his kindness!
–For answers scroll down.
1. When Dad said that we were going camping, I shouted, “What a great idea!”
2. Mary asked, “When are you going?”
3. Didn’t you hear me say, “I will think about it”?
4. Didn’t you hear the policeman shout, “Stop!”?
5. We need protection from his “kindness”!
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