A poster highlighting the correct use of quotation marks and punctuation for direct speech.
This poster highlights grammar rules and gives examples for text using direct quotes.
- Use quotation marks around direct quotes.
- Do not use quotation marks for indirect speech.
- Use a comma before direct quotes.
- If the quotation is not a full sentence do not use a comma before the first quotation mark.
- Keep punctuation marks part of the quote if it was originally part of the quote.
- Use quotation marks for slang terms.
NSW Curriculum alignment
Uses effective and accurate sentence structure, grammatical features, punctuation conventions and vocabulary relevant to the type of text when responding to and composing texts
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Australian Curriculum alignment
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