|exact words of a speaker|| use quotes to show the exact words of a speaker |
EX: Veronica said, "Wait, do we have homework?"
|exact words of a speaker|| Do NOT use quotes for an indirect quote (begins with the word that) |
EX: Veronica said that she wanted homework.
|quotes within a quote|| use single quotes (') for a quote within a qoute |
EX: Reporting from an interview earlier this week Ryan Seacrest told Extra, "Justin Bieber recently said,'Yes Selena and I are a couple.'"
|placement of periods and commas|| always go inside final quotes |
EX: Mark said, "Minkus is my best friend."
|placement of question marks and exclamation points|| INSIDE if the quote asks a question or expresses emotion |
EX: Julie asked, "Can we have class outside?"
|placement of question marks and exclamation points|| OUTSIDE if the sentence asks a question or shws emotion |
EX: Did you finish reading "Mother to Son"?
|placement of question marks and exclamation points|| INSIDE if the quote and the sentence both ask questions or if both are exclamatory |
EX: Did Julie ask, "Can we have class outside?"
|quote||titles of short stories|
|quote||titles of short poems|
|quote||titles of short plays|
|quote||titles of songs|
|quote||chapters in a book|
|quote||articles in magazines|
|quote||episodes of tv shows|
|underline||titles of books|
|underline||titles of newspapers|
|underline||titles of magazines|
|underline||titles of long plays|
|underline||works of art|
|underline||names of ships|
|underline||*italicize when typing|
|capitalizing|| all words in a tilte except: |
-prepositions fewer than 5 letters (unless the first word)
|semi-colon|| used to combine two closely related independent clauses instead of FANBOYS. |
EX: I went shopping and i spent too much money.
I went shopping; I spent too much money.
|colon|| to set off a list |
EX: I like the following candies: Skittles, Starbursts, and Twizzlers.
|colon|| to signal important ideas |
EX: Warning: Taking too much aspirin is dangerous.
|homonym|| words that sound the same or similar; may or may not be spelled the same but have different meanings |