How Do You Use Quotation Marks Wisely?
My Literature teacher resembled Anne of Green Gables, with her long, red hair and her passion for poetry, but my grammar teacher was more like Arnold Schwarzenegger. He drilled us on the parts of speech, and made us memorize word-for-word all of the spelling rules. The following are some of the tips I’ve learned. Remember that quotation marks should be used whenever you quote someone directly, but even when you paraphrase, you still must give proper credit to your source. See below for a great resource on the MLA format. When trying to place your punctuation, remember this little picture: quotation marks are like little arms that lovingly hug your sentence and your punctuation. Keep the punctuation inside of the quotation marks. Example: “She is always so sweet,” Kellie said with a look of admiration. This rule also serves as a reminder that quotation marks always come in pairs. Keep in mind that quotation marks do not always affect capitalization. Capitalize the first word of a direct