Quotes

Margie Wakeman Wells The Question Mark, The Quotation Mark, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Periods and commas go inside quotes without exception; colons and semicolons go outside quotes without exception. Question marks go inside or outside quotes depending on where the question is being asked: If there is a question inside the quotes, the question mark goes inside; if there is no question inside the quotes but there is one outside, the question mark …

A Comma Before the Quote

Margie Wakeman Wells The Comma, The Quotation Mark 8 Comments

I am BACK!! I hope your holidays were glorious. Mine were lovely even though I was really down and out sick with a throat “thing.” I think that, after almost three weeks, I am finally getting better. Can you say “froggy”? The question of whether to put a comma before quotes when quoting from a document came up on Facebook. …

The Quotation Mark and Caps

Margie Wakeman Wells The Quotation Mark, Uncategorized 4 Comments

The rule is that the first word of a quote is capped if it begins a grammatically complete thought or anything that stands for a complete thought. Otherwise, it is lowercase. …Q  Where were you all headed that morning? …A  We were headed to work. …Q  When you say, “We were headed to work,” do you mean to your regular …