Using Quotations Within Quotations When you use someone

Using Quotations Within Quotations  When you use someone

Using Quotations Within Quotations When you use someone else's words in your writing, you must place those words in quotation marks. Sometimes, the writer's original words will already include quotation marks. This can create a quotation within a quotation. Let's take a look at some examples based on the quote below: Here's an example of a quotation within a quotation:

In the sentence above, all of the copied words are in double quotation marks. The copied words that were originally in double quotation marks are now in single quotation When your quotation does not appear within a larger quotation, use double quotation marks.

Here, we use double quotation marks because the copied words are not inside a larger quotation. Which punctuation mark should go in the blank space below? Original Quote: Robin cries out, why cant I

find my ice cream? Student Writing: The narrator shares that Robin cries out, ___ why cant I find my ice cream? (Burg 54). Which punctuation mark should go in the blank space below? Original Quote: Maddie told her sister, I have never seen such a beautiful elephant.

Student Writing: Maddie said, ____I have never seen a such a beautiful elephant. Fix any quotation mark errors below. If there are no errors, click "Submit Answer." Original Quote: Against all advice, King Zamal decides to give his dog an elegant and formal name: Scruffykins.

Ignoring his advisors suggestions, Zamal decides to give his dog an elegant and formal name: Scruffykins (Zebrah 67). Fix any quotation mark errors below. If there are no errors, click "Submit Answer." Original Quote:

Ruth settled into the armchair, opened up her new journal, and started writing the words Dear Diary at the top of the first page. It wasnt long before she found herself ripping out the page, crumpling it in her first, and throwing it on the ground. Ruth does little more than writ[e] the words

Dear Diary at the top of the first page of her journal before she tears the page out and throws it away (Erickson 87).

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