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.
Common Core Curriculum alignment
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