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When we integrate quotations into our writing, it is important to follow specific rules to ensure clarity and accuracy in our work. Here are some guidelines to help you punctuate and set up quotations effectively. Click start to learn more.

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Mastering Quotations in Writing

Exclamation and Question Marks: When the direct quote is asking a question or making an exclaimation, these punctuation marks go inside the quotes.

! ?

Quotation Marks: Put all direct quotations in quotaiton marks. A direct quotation is when you use another writer's or speaker's exact words.

" "

Periods and Commas: Keep periods and commas inside the quotation marks.

,.

Commas: Remember to use a comma after the speaker tag and before the quotation.

Here are some rules and examples:

Punctuating Direct Quotations

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Click on the question marks to practice each type of punctuation

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! ?

" "

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