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Quotation punctuation

Quotation punctuation

Author: LaShanda Lawrence


  • Explain punctuation rules and choices when introducing quotes.
  • Explain punctuation rules and choices when quoting direct speech.
  • 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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Introducing a Quote

Source: quotations taken from The Book of Positve Quotations

Direct Speech

Direct speech should appear in quotation marks.

Source: LaShanda Lawrence

Block quotes

Source: LaShanda Lawrence and Purdue OWL

Example of short quote

Source: by Scott Ellis

Short quotes

Where does punctuation go in a short quote?

Source: LaShanda Lawrence