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Quotations, colons, semicolons

  1. 1. Quotations, colons, semicolons
  2. 2. Quotation Marks • He screamed, “Freedom!” • “Freedom!” he screamed. • “I want freedom,” replied Braveheart to the king. • “I think you should,” said John as his voice got sterner, “leave now.”
  3. 3. Quotation Marks (Single) • A quote inside of a quote – Example • “ „Let there be light,‟ spoke God.”
  4. 4. Exercise • “Holy cow, Batman!” exclaimed Robin. Holy cow, batman!
  5. 5. Exercise • “Batman watch…” Robin told Batman, his voice getting louder, “OUT!” • “Batman watch…” screamed Robin, his voice getting louder, “OUT!” Batman watch… OUT!
  6. 6. Exercise • Robin asked, “Did you say, „I‟m going to the bathroom‟?” Batman, did you say, “I’m going to the bathroom?”
  7. 7. Exercise • Robin stated, “Batman, I‟m getting hungry.” • “Batman, I‟m getting hungry,” stated Robin. Batman, I’m getting hungry.
  8. 8. Colons • When you are making a list: – There were three things that he feared the most: fire, dogs, and his father. – The sentence that comes before the colon should be a full sentence. • For compound sentences – covered next class
  9. 9. Exercise • Shopping list of things we need – potatoes – onions – oranges – rice – kimchi
  10. 10. Semicolons • As a type of supercomma – Their trip involved 4 destinations: Miami, Florida; New York, New York; and Los Angeles, California. – What if we didn‟t use a semi-colon • Their trip involved 4 destinations: Miami, Florida, New York, New York, and Los Angeles, California. • To emphasize the connection between two independent clauses – covered next class
  11. 11. Exercise • Capital cities DC in the United States Seoul in South Korea Beijing in China
  12. 12. Exercise • Things that happened – I ate my lunch. – She came to my house. – We went for a walk.

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