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You got this! Avoid these common grammar mistakes in your writing when it comes to punctuation with quotation marks.
Avoid these grammar mistakes with quotation marks.
First of all, in American English, the comma or the period always goes inside the quotation mark. He said, “I love you,”.
Should you capitalize the first letter of the quote if it’s in the middle of a sentence?
Yes if what’s quoted is a complete sentence.
What he told me was, “It’s supposed to rain tonight.”
It’s supposed to rain tonight. Full sentence, capital I. If it’s not a full sentence, don’t capitalize it. For example, he said tonight, it’s going to be, “rainy, chilly, and all-around awful.”
Punctuation quick tips!