Quotation marks are used to show someone’s exact words. The children said excitedly, “Let’s ride on the Jungle Cruise!”
Quotation Mark Rules 1) Place a comma after the word that lets you know the person is saying something. Mickey said happily, “Come visit Disney World!”
Rule 2) Insert quotation marks before the first word of the person’s exact words and after the punctuation mark at the end of the person’s last word. The crowd exclaimed, “What a wonderful parade!”
Rule 3) Capitalize the first word of the person’s exact words. Caitlyn screamed, “Goofy, this is a blast!”
Can you find the mistakes in Mickey’s quotation? Mickey said come see me at Disney World”!
Mickey said,“Come see me at Disney World!” Great job! You did it!
A few extra things to remember: • Items to put in italics (underline): • book titles • play titles • movie titles • sculpture names • newspaper titles • court cases • long poems • painting titles • television series titles • musical works • ships • spacecrafts • Items to put in quotation marks: • short stories • poems • article titles • book chapters • song titles • short essays • television episode titles