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Grade 3 - English Language
2.19 Punctuation: Quotation Marks in a Dialogue

A dialogue is the written version of conversation between two or more people. Use quotation marks to show what people say.
Examples:
"It is getting late," Jack said.
Sally asked, "What time is it?"
"I tried to call you," Terry said, "but your phone line was busy."
"Yes, my brother was on the phone all day," Sue answered.
Directions: Choose the sentence that has the correct punctuation. Write five more examples of dialogues using quotation marks. As a homework, read a story containing dialogues and write some of the dialogues on a sheet of paper. Observe how the dialogues and other quotation marks have been used in the book.
Q 1: I can do multiplication Ron said Can you?
''I can do multiplication Ron said Can you?''
''I can do multiplication Ron said,'' Can you?
''I can do multiplication,'' Ron said, ''Can you?''

Q 2: Hi, the boy said.
Hi the boy said.
Hi, ''the boy said.''
''Hi,'' the boy said.

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