Grade 4 Language - Speech Marks
How do you know if someone is speaking when you read a book?

Grade 4 Language - Speech Marks

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When we read a story, sometimes the characters speak. We know a character is speaking because speech marks show us. When you see “ this means somebody has started speaking and this sign ” means they have finished.

1.
Which sentence is perfect?
“Go to the store today!” Mom told me.
“Go to the store today! Mom told me.”
“Go to the store today! Mom told me.
“Go to the store today,!” Mom told me.”
The quotation marks should only go around the actual words that are being said.
2.
Which sentence is perfect?
Sarah asked “May I call my friend?”
Sarah asked, “May I call my friend?”
“Sarah asked, “May I call my friend?”
Sarah asked “May, I call my friend?”
A comma should be placed after the word asked.
3.
Which sentence is perfect?
“I had a great day at school,” the student said.
I had a great day at school,” the student said.”
“I had a great day at school,” the student said.”
“I had a great day at school” the student said.
This sentence has the quotation marks around the words that are being said.
4.
Which sentence is perfect?
“Ms. Thomas said, “The store opens at 8 a.m.”
Ms. Thomas said “The store opens at 8 a.m.”
Ms. Thomas said, “The store opens at 8 a.m.”
Ms. Thomas, said “The store opens at 8 a.m.”
The comma is in the right place after the word said.
5.
Which sentence is perfect?
"Which direction was it? he asked.
"Which direction was it? he asked."
Which direction was it?" he asked.
"Which direction was it?" he asked.
If you write who is speaking, make sure you never put that information in speech marks.
6.
Which sentence is perfect?
"We are now closed, said the lady."
"We are now closed," said the lady.
We are now closed," said the lady.
"we are now closed," said the lady.
Don't forget to start speech with a capital letter.
7.
You've made my floor dirty said Larry. Which part of this sentence should be in speech marks?
"You've made my floor dirty"
"You've made my floor dirty said Larry"
You've made my floor dirty "said Larry"
You've "made my floor dirty" said Larry
The word 'said' is the most popular word to use when somebody is speaking.
8.
Which of these answers is perfect?
"That's a noisy baby, said the father.
"Is that baby asleep?
How long will the baby sleep for? asked the doctor.
"Be quiet, the baby is sleeping," said the mother.
Whenever we write speech, we always begin with a capital letter, finish with some form of punctuation and open and close speech marks.
9.
Which sentence is perfect?
"are you the manager?" asked the man.
"Are you the manager" asked the man.
"Are you the manager?" asked the man.
"Are you the manager? asked the man.
Speech marks are also called 'inverted commas'.
10.
Which sentence is perfect?
"I love my new bike" said the boy.
"i love my new bike," said the boy.
"I love my new bike," said the boy.
"I love my new bike, said the boy.'
In London you can rent a bike, commonly known as 'Boris Bikes' named after Boris Johnson - the Mayor of London.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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