This is the third of three pages dealing with quotation marks. Study these
rules, and use them in your writing.
‘‘We need to remodel the upstairs bathroom,’’ Mom said to Dad.
He asked her, ‘‘How much do you think that this job will cost us? I
think that I will probably be able to do most of the work.’’
‘‘Great!’’ Mom replied. ‘‘Let’s talk about the project again tomorrow.’’
paragraph when you are quoting a passage of more than one paragraph.
The only time to include the closing quotation marks is at the end
of the concluding paragraph.
‘‘The bridge was built after the immigrants began to come into the
burgeoning city in large numbers. This bridge was not a luxury; it
was a necessity. People demanded it, and the politicians responded
quickly to their demands.
‘‘Then the good times for construction workers began—and
continued—for the next three decades. There was always work�
and plenty of it. To be able to use a saw and hammer meant that
you were able to feed your family.’’
songs, articles, short poems, and short stories.
‘‘Before Hitting the Water’’ (chapter) from Kayaking for Fitness
‘‘America the Beautiful’’ (song)
‘‘More Strain, More Injuries’’ (article)
‘‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’’ (short poem)
‘‘Beware of the Dog’’ (short story)