Common Core: 3rd Grade English Language Arts : Use Commas and Quotation Marks in Dialogue: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.2.C

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Example Question #1 : Use Commas And Quotation Marks In Dialogue: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.2.C

Select the sentence that correctly uses quotation marks. 

Possible Answers:

Ashley asked "Do we have homework tonight?"

Ashley asked, "Do we have homework tonight"?

Ashley asked, "do we have homework tonight?"

Ashley asked, "Do we have homework tonight?"

Correct answer:

Ashley asked, "Do we have homework tonight?"

Explanation:

Ashley asked, "Do we have homework tonight?" is the correct answer.

Let's review some rules we need to remember when using quotation marks:

Unless quotation marks start a sentence, there should always be a comma after the last word before the quotation marks. The first word within quotation marks should always be capitalized. Also, if the quotation marks end the sentence, the ending punctuation goes inside of the quotation marks. 

Example Question #4 : Capitalization, Punctuation, And Spelling: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.2

Select the sentence that correctly uses quotation marks. 

Possible Answers:

"Jessica" I asked, "Will you bring the book upstairs?" 

"Jessica, I asked, Will you bring the book upstairs?" 

"Jessica I asked, Will you bring the book upstairs?" 

"Jessica," I asked, "Will you bring the book upstairs?" 

Correct answer:

"Jessica," I asked, "Will you bring the book upstairs?" 

Explanation:

"Jessica," I asked, "Will you bring the book upstairs?"  is the correct answer. 

Let's review some rules we need to remember when using quotation marks:

This quote is split by an interruption that tells you who asked the question. When this happens, a comma has to be placed before the end of the first set of quotations and after the word before the second set of quotations. The first word within quotation marks should always be capitalized. Also, if the quotation marks end the sentence, the ending punctuation goes inside of the quotation marks. 

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