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Quotation Marks Other Punc

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Quotation Marks Other Punc

  1. 1. This slidecast was created by Todd McCann English Instructor Bay College Escanaba, Michigan [email_address]
  2. 2. Using Quotation Marks with Other Punctuation <ul><li>Put quotation marks around… </li></ul><ul><li>Titles of relatively short works: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>short stories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>essays </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>songs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>poems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>chapters or sections of books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>episodes of TV series </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Using Quotation Marks with Other Punctuation <ul><li>Two absolutes and one “it depends”: </li></ul><ul><li>Periods and commas always go inside the end quotation marks. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One of my favorite poems is Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Among the most popular of the Grateful Dead’s songs is “Sugar Magnolia,” but “Uncle John’s Band” is also a favorite of many fans. </li></ul></ul>Always inside
  4. 4. Using Quotation Marks with Other Punctuation <ul><li>Two absolutes and one “it depends”: </li></ul><ul><li>Semicolons and colons always go outside the end quotation marks. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One of my favorite poems is Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy”; however, I also like Alan Ginsberg’s “Howl.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I think of three things every time I hear Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven”: sideburns, eight-track tapes, and Boone’s Farm wine. </li></ul></ul>Always outside
  5. 5. Using Quotation Marks with Other Punctuation <ul><li>Two absolutes and one “it depends”: </li></ul><ul><li>Question marks and exclamation points go inside or outside , depending on whether they are parts of the title or not. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If a question mark or exclamation point is part of the title, it goes inside : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>My favorite short story is Joyce Carol Oates’ “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Inside
  6. 6. Using Quotation Marks with Other Punctuation <ul><li>Two absolutes and one “it depends”: </li></ul><ul><li>Question marks and exclamation points go inside or outside , depending on whether they are parts of the title or not. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If a question mark or exclamation point is not part of the title, but the larger sentence is a question or exclamation, it goes outside : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have you read Raymond Carver’s short story called “Cathedral”? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Outside
  7. 7. Using Quotation Marks with Other Punctuation <ul><li>Two absolutes and one “it depends”: </li></ul><ul><li>Question marks and exclamation points go inside or outside , depending on whether they are parts of the title or not. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If both the title and the larger sentence are questions or exclamations, then a single question mark or exclamation point goes inside : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have you heard that new song on the radio called “Am I Dreaming?” </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Inside

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