Quotation Punctuation

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Quotation Punctuation 1. The attribution should follow the first full sentence, and a period should follow the attribution. "Today we start a new life," the refugee said. "We've dreamed of it for years; now we will experience it." 2. Check the attribution of quotes. The preferred order is she said, not said she. "Exercise is critical," Bradford said. Reverse the order of attribution to accommodate a description of the speaker. "Exercise is critical," said Bradford, who runs five miles a day. Try to avoid tacking information on to a quote. Use sparingly. 3. Quotes should be attributed only once per paragraph. 4. A partial quote should not be introduced by a comma. Use one only if the sentence would require a comma if the same words were not in quotation marks. The author of the study issued a warning to "people who eat right but sit on their duffs all day." 5. Do not use "that" before a full quote. At a news conference, Bradford told reporters, "Couch potatoes will wind up
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2011 for the course MC 2003 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Oklahoma State.

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