RULES FOR QUOTATION MARKS USAGE:
- Direct Quotation:
Place quotation marks before and after the exact words of a speaker or writer.
The teacher said, "Did you do your homework?"
"I know the answer," she said.
"Eating and drinking," she said, "are not allowed in the library!"
- Indirect Quotations (no quotation marks needed)
Indirect quotations are not the speaker's exact words. The word "that" is often a good clue that the words following are not being quoted exactly.
Example: She said that she loved swimming.
- Use quotation marks to enclose the names of television shows, short poems, essays, short stories, and chapters from books.
Example: Mark Twain wrote the novels "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer".
- Use quotation marks to emphasize sarcasm, irony, or humor.
Example: Cigarettes don't kill; they "control the population growth!".
- Use single marks to enclose a quotation within a quotation.
Example: She said, "The publisher called the novel 'a blockbuster' and wanted her to write a sequel."
Directions: Answer the following questions. Also, write at least two examples each for the rules for using quotation marks given above.