Thursday, December 14, 2006

Today's English lesson

From EnglishPlus:

Punctuation Marks
Quotation Marks

Always place a comma or period before beginning or ending quotation marks.

Incorrect: "Ned", he requested", please take this to Mr. Green".

Correct: "Ned," he requested,"please take this to Mr. Green."

Always place a colon or semicolon after ending quotation marks. (This is relatively rare.)

Correct: George claimed,"I have twenty points"; Bill said he only had twelve.

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