EXE Quotation Marks

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Executive Englis h Property of Defens e Information School Public Affairs Department Fort George G. Meade, Md. 2003 Send comments and ques tions to Mrs . Faye B. Jones . Jones f@dinfos .os d.mil
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    QUOTATION MARKS
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Goals Properly punctuate direct quotations Properly punctuate indirect quotations Properly punctuate quotation marks with nicknames Properly punctuate composition titles Properly punctuate quotes within quotes
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Directions for Exercises Use the SLIDESHOW view. The view buttons are located above the START button. If you are using the worksheet for this lecture, do not correct a sentence until prompted to do so by the slide. Do not work ahead. Use the arrow keys on the keyboard so that the items are revealed properly.
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Directions for Exercises You will be given a rule and some examples. Next you will be given a chance to try the rule and fix a sentence in your head. After the “Try it” slide, you will be instructed to fix a sentence on the computer lecture worksheet.
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Stylebook Open your Associated Press Stylebook to the punctuation section in the back of the book to the section on quotation marks . Keep the book open during this lecture for reference.
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Definition: Attribution Attribution credits a person with saying something. Shaw said, “Hard work really pays off.” (Shaw said) is the attribution.
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Definition: Direct Quotation A direct quotation reports what the person said exactly. Turner said, “You should not beat around the bush when you ask for a raise.”
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Definition: Indirect Quotation An indirect quotation reports someone’s ideas without using that person’s exact words. Turner said a person should get right to the point when asking for a raise.
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Definition: Partial Quotation A partial quotation is a quotation of part of a sentence or phrase. Inattentive soldiers are required to do additional push-ups for “educational reinforcement.”
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Attribution Before Direct Quotation When the attribution precedes a direct quotation, place a comma before the quotation. Example: Henry David Thoreau said, “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.”
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Try it. Mentally add punctuation where it is needed in the following direct quote. Carter said you never know when you are going to need something Carter said, “You never know when you are going to need something.”
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Direct Quotation Before Attribution When the attribution is placed after a statement quote, the period of the statement changes to a comma. “This class is fun,” said Mike. Commas and periods always go inside the end quotation marks.
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Try it. Mentally add punctuation where it is needed in
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course DINFOS PAQC taught by Professor Various during the Spring '11 term at Park.

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