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Quotations

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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?"
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titles of short stories
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titles of short poems
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titles of short plays
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titles of songs
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chapters in a book
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essays
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themes
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speeches
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articles in magazines
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episodes of tv shows
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titles of books
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titles of newspapers
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titles of magazines
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titles of long plays
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tv shows
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records
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movies
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cd albums
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works of art
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names of ships
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trains
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planes
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spacecrafts
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computer applications
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*italicize when typing
capitalizing
all words in a tilte except:
-articles
-coordinating conjunctions
-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
your/you're
there/their/they're
effect/affect