Quotations and Quotation Marks
A direct quotation gives a person's exact words and is enclosed in quotation marks (" ").
Direct quotations begin with capital letters and end with proper punctuation inside the quotation marks.
Words that tell who is speaking are set off from the quotation by punctuation.
When the quotation comes last in a sentence, set it off with a comma.
When the quotation comes first in a sentence, a comma, question mark, or exclamation mark sets off the quotation.
When the quotation is interrupted by words that tell who is speaking, use two sets of quotation marks.
Use end punctuation and a capital letter if the second part of the quotation does begin a new sentence.
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