ENG 1101 LC32 Fall 2017

Quotation Mark and Italics and Punctuation Exercise

Read the following sentences carefully. Where are the errors of punctuation, quotation, and italicization? Circle them and be prepared to explain why.

  1. “Mary is trying hard in school this semester”, her father said.
  2. “No,” the taxi driver said curtly, “I cannot get you to the airport in fifteen minutes”.
  3. “I believe,” Jack remarked, “that the best time of year to visit Europe is in the spring. At least that’s what I read in a book entitled Guide to Europe.
  4. My French professor told me that my accent is abominable.
  5. She asked, “Is Time a magazine you read regularly”?
  6. Flannery O’Connor probably got the title of one of her stories from the words of the old popular song, A Good Man Is Hard to Find.
  7. When did Roosevelt say, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself?”
  8. Yesterday, John said, “This afternoon I’ll bring back your book Conflict in the Middle East”; however, he did not return it.
  9. Can you believe, Dot asked me that it has been almost five years since we’ve seen each other?
  10. A Perfect Day for Bananafish is, I believe, J. D. Salinger’s best short story.
  11. Certainly, Mr. Martin said “I shall explain the whole situation to him. I know that he will understand.”

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