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English - S1 Homework (Basic) Inverted Commas

S1 English Homework. Exercise 14.

Inverted Commas

Copy the following note into your jotter.

Inverted commas (“ “) are used to mark speech (what someone has said). Only the words that have actually been said are placed inside the inverted commas.

E.g. “My name is John,” he said. Or He said, “My name is John.”

When what is actually said comes before who said it, a comma, exclamation mark or question mark is placed before the inverted commas are closed. When what is said comes after who said it, a comma is placed before the inverted commas are opened.

Copy out the following sentences. Put inverted commas around the words actually said. Add in the necessary commas, question marks and exclamation marks.

1.  I need to go to hospital she moaned.

2.  Where is the train station enquired Jason.

3.  He shouted Go to your room now.

4.  Claire asked Are you going out tonight.

Copy out the following note into your jotter.

Single inverted commas (‘ ‘) are used for the titles of books, films, songs etc. E.g. ‘Hollyoaks', ‘Matilda', ‘Smash Hits' and ‘Fever Pitch'.

Copy out the following sentences. Put single inverted commas around the titles and add capitals where required.

1.  Did you see coronation street last night?

2.  I read the tulip touch by Anne Fine.

3.  My mum buys bella magazine every week.

4.  I'd like to see the new spiderman and star wars films.

5.  I bought the if tomorrow never comes CD single.



Mrs D. Thomson