Commas with Quotations. From the UWF Writing Lab’s 101 Grammar Mini-Lessons Series Mini-Lesson #39. Use a comma to separate a direct quotation from its identifying tag. General Douglas MacArthur said, “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.”
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Commas with Quotations
From the UWF Writing Lab’s 101 Grammar Mini-Lessons Series
General Douglas MacArthur said, “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.”
“I greet you at the beginning of a great career,” Emerson said to Thoreau.
“I greet you,” Emerson said to Thoreau, “at the beginning of a great career.”
“America the Beautiful replaced “The Star Spangled Banner,” which no one could sing.
Martha’s favorite short stories are “The Bear,” “Barn Burning,” and “Winter Dreams.”
All I can say is “Waste not, want not.”