Grammar and Mechanics

 

 

Lesson 2
Quotation Marks

 

The literacy test might ask you to choose which multiple choice option uses quotation marks correctly.

 

On this type of question, there is only one correct answer.

 

 

Remember that quotation marks come in pairs. If you donít see a quotation mark at the beginning AND end of a personís speech, you know that sentence is not correct.

 

 

Take a look at this sentence:

 

My sister asked me, ďCan I borrow your sweater? 

 

Notice how there is no quotation mark at the end?  This sentence is incorrect.

 

On the other hand, the sentence below has a pair of quotation marks:

 

Tyler said, "I loved the rollercoasters at the amusement park!"

 

Activity Section

Try this: Quotes Quiz

 

 

Next: 5.3 Punctuation