By: Morgan, Sabrina, Lindsay, Elizabeth
The Right Way
Example: "Carl loved to eat cheese."
Question marks go inside of the quotations only if it is a direct question asked in the story, not part of a question that the author thinks about.
John asked, "Why did Sam hide the cookie?"
Did he say, "Why did Sam hide the cookie?"
Sam said, "Why aren't you working?"
Carl replied, "Because this is a boring worksheet."
"I guess you'll get a bad grade then," replied Sam irritated.
"i don't like homework", said Jenna
The comma is after the quotations
There is no period at the end
Ava replied "neither do I"!
The quotation is inside of the exclamation mark
Jenna asked curiously, "maybe we can cheat"?
Ava shook her head quickly, "No way"!
You must capitalize the beginning of the sentence in the quotations.
Wrong Way Example:
"Robbie, she asked me if I, "would like to come along." Is this a date?"
Right Way Example:
"Robbie, she asked me if I, 'Would like to come along.' Is this a date?"