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Correct punctuation with quotes

Correct punctuation with quotes

Author: Dan Reade
Description:
  1.  

    Explain punctuation rules and choices when introducing quotes. 

  2.  

    Explain punctuation rules and choices when quoting direct speech. 

  3.  

    Explain punctuation rules and choices when formatting short and long quotes. 

 

This packet should help a learner seeking to understand how to use correct punctuation and who is confused about how to use correct punctuation with quotes. 

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Tutorial

Introduction to Punctuating Quotes

The video below introduces the basic for punctuating quotes. The video covers how to handle the basics of direct speech, the basics of blended quotes for academic essays, and the uses of those special marks of quotations, the ellipse and brackets.

Source: Dan Reade: Diana Hacker. "Rules for Writers." 6th Ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2009

Punctuating Direct Speech

Direct speech is when a writer quotes exactly what another person has said. This video demonstrates the basics of punctuating direct speech, including the inclusion of speech tags and quotes within quotes.

Source: Dan Reade

Punctuation of Short and Long Quotes

In academic essays, writers will often use both short and long quotes. The video below explains how to identify each type and the basic rules of formatting and punctuation.

Source: Dan Reade: Diana Hacker. "Rules for Writers." 6th Ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2009