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  1. How to use commas withquotations. By Drew 8G

  2. So, how do you use commas? • Commas are usedwithquotations to set off anyexplanatorywords of a direct quotation, i.e.: Josh said, Adam persuaded, Grace answered, Etc.

  3. So, how doesthat fit in? • In a sentence with the direct quotationat the end, itwouldbewrittenlikethis: Tyler asked, “What are we having for supper?” • The explanatory word would have a comma at the end of it, and the quote would begin with a capital letter.

  4. That can’t be it. • No, to add sentence variety, writers will add the explanatory at the end of the sentence, like this: “I walked home today,” said Trina. • In this case, the period in the quote is replaced with a comma.

  5. But what if it’s a question? • If the explanatory word is at the end of the quote, and the quote is a question or an exclamation, it doesn’t end with a comma, like this: “Honey, why is the baby on fire?” asked Jim. • In this case, the explanatory word would be lower cased, even if the quotation ends with something other than a comma.

  6. Are there any more rules? • Yes, sometimes the writer inserts divided quotations. These are used to add more sentence varieties. “Orlando,” Jim said, “is a beautiful place.” • The two quotations is one sentence split by the explanatory word. The first quotation would end with a comma, and the explanatory word would also end with a comma. The next quotation would also begin un-capitalized.

  7. Is there something I’m forgetting? • Yes, a writer should never mix up direct quotations with indirect quotations. Indirect quotations do not have commas in between the explanatory word and the quote, like this: Charlie said he wasn’t going to the party due to his curfew. • You can see that it isn’t a direct quotation, therefore it doesn’t involve a comma.

  8. Can we play a game? • Sure! We can play to help learn a few of the tricks for the tactile learners. You get a point for the right answer, and you don’t get a point for getting it wrong. Let’s begin!

  9. What is the correct use of a comma? • “Let’s go,” Bob exclaimed, “I don’t want to miss the bus,” • “Let’s go,” Bob exclaimed, “I don’t want to miss the bus!” • “Let’s go I don’t want to miss the bus!” Bob exclaimed, • “Let’s go,” Bob exclaimed. “I don’t want to miss the bus!”

  10. Wrong! The correct answer is B, “Let’s go,” Bob exclaimed, “I don’t want to miss the bus!” NEXT

  11. You’re right! That’s the right answer! NEXT

  12. What is the correct use of a comma? • Joe said, “I love you,” • Joe said. “I love you.” • Joe said, “I love you.” • Joe said! “I love you!”

  13. Wrong! The correct answer is C, Joe said, “I love you.” NEXT

  14. You’re right! NEXT

  15. What is the correct use of a comma? • Joe said, “I love you,” • Joe said. “I love you.” • Joe said, “I love you.” • Joe said! “I love you!”

  16. Wrong! The correct answer is C, Joe said, “I love you.” NEXT

  17. You’re right! NEXT

  18. What is the correct use of a comma? • “Oh my gosh,” I said, • “Oh my gosh!” I said, • “Oh my gosh.” I said. • “Oh my gosh,” I said.

  19. Wrong! The correct answer is D, “Oh my gosh,” I said. NEXT

  20. You’re right! NEXT

  21. What is the correct use of a comma? • “Oh my gosh,” I said, • “Oh my gosh!” I said, • “Oh my gosh.” I said. • “Oh my gosh,” I said.

  22. Wrong! The correct answer is D, “Oh my gosh,” I said. NEXT

  23. You’re right! NEXT

  24. What is the correct use of a comma? • “Oh my gosh,” I said, • “Oh my gosh!” I said, • “Oh my gosh.” I said. • “Oh my gosh,” I said.

  25. Wrong! The correct answer is D, “Oh my gosh,” I said. NEXT

  26. You’re right! NEXT

  27. What is the correct use of a comma? • “Oh my gosh,” I said, • “Oh my gosh!” I said, • “Oh my gosh.” I said. • “Oh my gosh,” I said.

  28. Wrong! The correct answer is D, “Oh my gosh,” I said. NEXT

  29. You’re right! NEXT

  30. What is the correct use of the comma? • George complained about the weather. • George complained, “About the weather.” • George complained, about the weather. • George complained. “About the weather,”

  31. Wrong! The correct answer is A, George complained about the weather. NEXT

  32. Your Mark! 75%

  33. You’re right! NEXT

  34. Your Mark! 100%

  35. What is the correct use of the comma? • George complained about the weather. • George complained, “About the weather.” • George complained, about the weather. • George complained. “About the weather,”

  36. Wrong! The correct answer is A, George complained about the weather. NEXT

  37. Your Mark! 50%

  38. You’re right! NEXT

  39. Your Mark! 75%

  40. What is the correct use of the comma? • George complained about the weather. • George complained, “About the weather.” • George complained, about the weather. • George complained. “About the weather,”

  41. Wrong! The correct answer is A, George complained about the weather. NEXT

  42. Your Mark! 50%

  43. You’re right! NEXT

  44. Your Mark! 75%

  45. What is the correct use of the comma? • George complained about the weather. • George complained, “About the weather.” • George complained, about the weather. • George complained. “About the weather,”

  46. Wrong! The correct answer is A, George complained about the weather. NEXT

  47. Your Mark! 25%

  48. You’re right! NEXT

  49. Your Mark! 50%

  50. What is the correct use of the comma? • George complained about the weather. • George complained, “About the weather.” • George complained, about the weather. • George complained. “About the weather,”