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Weekly Literacy Focus

Week Seventeen

January 16th 2017

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Speech marks, inverted commas, quotation marks

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Used for direct speech, titles or quotations.

 Double “….”, or single ‘….’?

EITHER use single quotation marks at all times except for quotations within quotations, which should be double

OR use double quotation marks at all times except for quotations within quotations, which should be single

 The first option is more common in print in the UK.

Keep punctuation inside speech marks, see video below:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zvftsbk


Via The Editor’s Blog
http://theeditorsblog.net/2010/12/08/punctuation-in-dialogue/    


Only direct dialogue requires quotation marks. Direct dialogue is someone speaking. Indirect dialogue is a report that someone spoke. The word that is implied in the example of indirect dialogue.


Direct: “She was a bore,” he said.
Indirect: He said [that] she was a bore.

With each speaker use a new line to identify who is speaking.

 

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