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English Basics
Volume 2, Number 29, April 27, 1998


Quotation Marks

Quotation marks ( “ ” )are often used to let you know the exact words that someone has said. They surround the spoken or written words that are being quoted in the passage.

Write the name of the person who is speaking followed by a colon ( : ). Then write the exact words spoken by that person.

Example: “No one move,” George shouted, “until the lights come back on!”

George: No one move until the lights come back on!


1. “These glasses,” Barry announced, “cannot be broken!”


2. Cassey looked at Hank and inquired, “Are these coins yours?”


3. “I put the dishes in the sink,” Jeffrey said.


4. “How many times,” Jill asked, “do I have to tell you the story?”


5. Stephen looked at her and whispered, “I’ll never let you down.”


6. “I’m not afraid of the dark!” Jessica insisted. “Why do you think I am?” she asked.


7. Sasha said, “The cat shouldn’t mistreat me just because I’m a dog.”


8. Robert smiled at Cheryl. “I have to admit,” he said, “that those cookies were delicious.”


9. “Never think,” Miss Painkins growled, “that I will forget this outrage!”


10. “This stock will double in a month,” Bob predicted.



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