English Grammar Lessons
Quotations - Glossary of Terms
A quotation is shown by placing it between quotation
marks. It is the use of words that have been previously
spoken or written.
find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
When introducing a quotation with an expression like "He
said" or "She claimed", a comma or a
colon usually precedes the
Holmes turned to Watson and said: "Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter
how improbable, must be the truth."
his point, he said: "It is a situation, up with which I
will not put."
[show me the quotation]
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