Section M: Other Uses Of Quotation Marks (Quiz)

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Add quotation marks where necessary, being careful about where you place them. Some sentences may not need any quotation marks.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The book begins with this line, It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.

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      The book begins with this line, “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.”

    Correct Answer
    A. The book begins with this line, “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.”
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the same as the given statement.

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  • 2. 

    Where are the salt and pepper shakers? asked Merry.

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      “Where are the salt and pepper shakers?” asked Merry.

    Correct Answer
    A. “Where are the salt and pepper shakers?” asked Merry.
  • 3. 

    Gus looked at us and laughed, Take those wet clothes off.

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      Gus looked at us and laughed, “Take those wet clothes off.”

    Correct Answer
    A. Gus looked at us and laughed, “Take those wet clothes off.”
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the second option because it correctly uses quotation marks to indicate that Gus is speaking and includes the correct punctuation and capitalization.

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  • 4. 

    I can’t believe that Grandma said that we have to clean the whole barn.

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      I can’t believe that Grandma said that we have to clean the whole barn.

    Correct Answer
    A. I can’t believe that Grandma said that we have to clean the whole barn.
  • 5. 

    My favorite song is Stardust in that movie, said Gretchen.

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      “My favorite song is ‘Stardust’ in that movie,” said Gretchen.

    Correct Answer
    A. “My favorite song is ‘Stardust’ in that movie,” said Gretchen.
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because it accurately represents the statement made by Gretchen. The answer includes the quotation marks around the song title, "Stardust," and correctly attributes the statement to Gretchen. The punctuation and capitalization are also correct, making it a grammatically accurate representation of the original statement.

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  • 6. 

    No! insisted the spoiled child as she stomped her foot.

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      “No!” insisted the spoiled child as she stomped her foot.

    Correct Answer
    A. “No!” insisted the spoiled child as she stomped her foot.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a direct quotation of the sentence provided. It accurately captures the spoiled child's refusal and her action of stomping her foot to emphasize her point. The use of quotation marks and the inclusion of the exclamation mark also convey the child's tone and attitude.

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  • 7. 

    Burton said, The sign says, No Trespassing, so we can’t go over there.

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      Burton said, “The sign says, ‘No Trespassing,’ so we can’t go over there.”

    Correct Answer
    A. Burton said, “The sign says, ‘No Trespassing,’ so we can’t go over there.”
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the correct representation of Burton's statement. It includes the quotation marks to indicate that Burton is speaking, and it accurately quotes what Burton said about the sign and the reason for not going over there.

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  • 8. 

    When you get to the beach, insisted Betty, please call me to let me know you made it there.

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      “When you get to the beach,” insisted Betty, “please call me to let me know you made it there.”

    Correct Answer
    A. “When you get to the beach,” insisted Betty, “please call me to let me know you made it there.”
    Explanation
    This answer is correct because it accurately quotes Betty's statement. Betty is insisting that the person call her when they arrive at the beach to inform her of their safe arrival. The answer includes the correct punctuation and capitalization to accurately represent Betty's statement.

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