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Dialogue. Dialogue. Conversation between two or more (2+) characters in a story. Mechanics of Dialogue. Use quotation marks “ ” to show the characters’ own words. Mechanics of Dialogue. Use quotation marks “ ” to show the characters’ own words

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Dialogue

Conversation between two or more (2+) characters in a story

mechanics of dialogue
Mechanics of Dialogue
  • Use quotation marks “ ” to show the characters’ own words
mechanics of dialogue1
Mechanics of Dialogue
  • Use quotation marks “ ” to show the characters’ own words
  • Always begin a new paragraph when the speaker changes
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Mechanics of Dialogue
  • Use quotation marks “ ” to show the characters’ own words.
  • Always begin a new paragraph when the speaker changes.
  • Do not use quotation marks to show that a character said something.
example
Example:

Marcy asked, “Where are we going?” Mom said that we were going to the mall.

punctuating dialogue
Punctuating Dialogue
  • Use commas to separate most quotations from the rest of the sentence.

Example:

“Do you understand,” said Mr. Gray, “that the problem needs more work?”

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Punctuating Dialogue

Mr. Gray said, “Do you understand that the problem needs more work?”

“Do you understand that the problem needs more work?” said Mr. Gray.

“Do you understand,” said Mr. Gray, “that the problem needs more work?”

Mr. Gray said that the problem needs more work.

the punctuation in dialogue is always on the left of the quotation marks
The punctuation in dialogue is always on the left of the quotation marks.

“Do you understand,” said Mr. Gray,“that the problem needs more work?”

punctuating dialogue worksheet p 78
Punctuating Dialogue Worksheet p. 78
  • Where did you find that he asked in surprise
  • My report is ready said Travis it is about rockets.
  • Yesterday he interrupted I wasn’t there
  • John answered open the back door
  • Safe the umpire shouted.
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Punctuating Dialogue Worksheet p. 78

1. “Where did you find that?” he asked in surprise.

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Punctuating Dialogue Worksheet p. 78
  • “Where did you find that?” he asked in surprise.
  • “My report is ready,” said Travis. “It is about rockets.”
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Punctuating Dialogue Worksheet p. 78
  • “Where did you find that?” he asked in surprise.
  • “My report is ready!” said Travis. “It is about rockets.”
  • “Yesterday,” he interrupted, “I wasn’t there.”
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Punctuating Dialogue Worksheet p. 78
  • “Where did you find that?” he asked in surprise.
  • “My report is ready!” said Travis. “It is about rockets.”
  • “Yesterday,” he interrupted, “I wasn’t there.”
  • John answered, “Open the back door!”
punctuating dialogue worksheet p 785
Punctuating Dialogue Worksheet p. 78
  • “Where did you find that?” he asked in surprise.
  • “My report is ready!” said Travis. “It is about rockets.”
  • “Yesterday,” he interrupted, “I wasn’t there.”
  • John answered, “Open the back door!”
  • “Safe!” the umpire shouted.