MAP 4th Grade Language Arts : Understanding and Editing for Mechanics

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Example Question #1 : Understanding And Editing For Mechanics

Select the sentence that correctly uses quotation marks. 

Possible Answers:

Sara asked, "do we have homework tonight?"

Sara asked "Do we have homework tonight?"

Sara asked, "Do we have homework tonight"?

Sara asked, "Do we have homework tonight?"

Correct answer:

Sara asked, "Do we have homework tonight?"

Explanation:

 Sara 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 #2 : Understanding And Editing For Mechanics

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:

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

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. 

Example Question #3 : Understanding And Editing For Mechanics

Select the sentence that correctly uses quotation marks. 

 

Possible Answers:

Tim said, "I'm going to the basketball game tonight!"

Tim said "I'm going to the basketball game tonight!"

Tim said, "I'm going to the basketball game tonight"!

Tim said "I'm going to the basketball game tonight"!

Correct answer:

Tim said, "I'm going to the basketball game tonight!"

Explanation:

Tim said, "I'm going to the basketball game 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 : Understanding And Editing For Mechanics

Select the sentence that correctly uses quotation marks.

Possible Answers:

"Remember to study for tomorrow's quiz" the teacher said.

"Remember to study for tomorrow's quiz." the teacher said.

"Remember to study for tomorrow's quiz, the teacher said."

"Remember to study for tomorrow's quiz," the teacher said.

Correct answer:

"Remember to study for tomorrow's quiz," the teacher said.

Explanation:

"Remember to study for tomorrow's quiz," the teacher said.  is the correct answer. 

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. 

Example Question #5 : Understanding And Editing For Mechanics

Select the sentence that correctly uses quotation marks. 

Possible Answers:

"Hannah," Sam asked, "Do you want to go to the pool with me?"

"Hannah," Sam asked "Do you want to go to the pool with me?"

"Hannah" Sam asked, "Do you want to go to the pool with me?"

"Hannah, Sam asked, do you want to go to the pool with me?"

Correct answer:

"Hannah," Sam asked, "Do you want to go to the pool with me?"

Explanation:

"Hannah," Sam asked, "Do you want to go to the pool with me?"  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. If the quotation marks end the sentence, the ending punctuation goes inside of the 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. 

Example Question #6 : Understanding And Editing For Mechanics

Select the sentence that correctly uses quotation marks. 

Possible Answers:

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

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

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

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

Correct answer:

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

Explanation:

"Mom," I asked, "Will you bring the phone 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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