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Question 1

Which of the following is one reason to use quotation marks in a sentence?

to show you have used someone’s exact words in your paper and the quote is under four lines
to mark an indirect quote
to show paraphrased information you borrowed from a source
to mark a quote of more than four lines from one source


Question 2 If you want to remove words and phrases from borrowed material you’re quoting, what do you do?

you should not remove words and phrases from quotes; you should always use the entire quote
you insert an ellipsis to represent the omitted material
use dashes to represent the omitted material
insert brackets around the entire quote to let the reader know that information in the quote was altered

Question 3
When you want to add material to the quoted information, what do you do?

put brackets around the added material
put single quote marks around the added material
put parentheses around the borrowed material
avoid doing this--there is no need to add material to borrowed information


Question 4
When quoting two lines of poetry, what should you do?

set off the lines as you would a longer quotation
insert the lines the way you would any other quote, but in between the two lines of poetry, insert a slash
insert the lines the way you would any other quote, but in between the two lines of poetry, insert a comma
write it like any other short quote and insert the lines as you would any other quote


Question 9
Which form of punctuation follows the quotation mark?

a period
a semicolon
a question mark when the quoted material is a question
an exclamation mark when the quoted material is exclamatory in nature

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  1. Please correct the paragraph below, adding punctuation and paragraph format as needed. Ashley never makes a mistake said Tom. It must be hard being so perfect Mary added. I believe it is grinned Samantha but then, I am only guessing. Lord knows I’ve made my share of mistakes.

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  2. GREAT site for quotation marks.

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/Grammar/marks/quotation.htm

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