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Speech Marks Poster

Free on Plus | 1 page (PDF)|Grades: F - 7

A poster highlighting the correct use of quotation marks and punctuation for direct speech.

This poster highlights grammar rules and gives examples for text using direct quotes.

  • Use quotation marks around direct quotes.
  • Do not use quotation marks for indirect speech.
  • Use a comma before direct quotes.
  • If the quotation is not a full sentence do not use a comma before the first quotation mark.
  • Keep punctuation marks part of the quote if it was originally part of the quote.
  • Use quotation marks for slang terms.

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This would be great in a bookmark

Rach C · Dec 24th, 2018

Hi Rachelle.
While we don’t have this resource as a bookmark, we do have a great collection, including editable and customisable bookmarks. Take a look at the link below:

Kristian · Dec 27th, 2018

Error – on the poster the speech must start with a capital letter….Professor Craggyrock said, “Words and ideas can change the world.”

Lisa · Mar 26th, 2018

Hi Lisa,
Thanks very much for highlighting this error. I am in the process of reviewing the resource. Thanks again.

Alison Smith · Mar 28th, 2018

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