Common Core: 4th Grade English Language Arts : Use Commas and Quotation Marks to Mark Direct Speech and Quotations from a Text: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.2.B

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Example Question #1 : Use Commas And Quotation Marks To Mark Direct Speech And Quotations From A Text: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.4.2.B

Select the sentence that correctly uses quotation marks. 

Possible Answers:

Nancy asked, "Do we have homework tonight"?

Nancy asked, "Do we have homework tonight?"

Nancy asked, "do we have homework tonight?"

Nancy asked "Do we have homework tonight?"

Correct answer:

Nancy asked, "Do we have homework tonight?"

Explanation:

 The correct answer is: Nancy asked, "Do we have homework tonight?" 

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 #2 : Use Commas And Quotation Marks To Mark Direct Speech And Quotations From A Text: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.4.2.B

Select the sentence that correctly uses quotation marks. 

Possible Answers:

"Dad" I asked, "Will you bring the phone upstairs?" 

"Dad I asked, Will you bring the phone upstairs?" 

"Dad," I asked, "Will you bring the phone upstairs?" 

"Dad, I asked, Will you bring the phone upstairs?" 

Correct answer:

"Dad," I asked, "Will you bring the phone upstairs?" 

Explanation:

The correct answer is: "Dad," I asked, "Will you bring the phone upstairs?" 

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. 

Example Question #3 : Use Commas And Quotation Marks To Mark Direct Speech And Quotations From A Text: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.4.2.B

Select the sentence that correctly uses quotation marks. 

Possible Answers:

"Don't forget to go by the grocery store on your way home from work today," Sean said. 

"Don't forget to go by the grocery store on your way home from work today" Sean said.

"Don't forget to go by the grocery store on your way home from work today, Sean said."

"Don't forget to go by the grocery store on your way home from work today." Sean said. 

Correct answer:

"Don't forget to go by the grocery store on your way home from work today," Sean said. 

Explanation:

The correct answer is: "Don't forget to go by the grocery store on your way home from work today," Sean said. 

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

The first word within quotation marks should always be capitalized. If the quotation marks start a sentence, the quote should end with a comma, before the ending quotation marks. Also, what is being said should be the only part within the quotation marks. Who is saying what, does not go in quotes. 

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