What are Quotations? A quotation is a group of words which are repeated by someone other than the original author or writer.
There are two types of quotation:
- A Direct Quotation- A direct quotation is an exact copy of the original. A direct quotation is shown by placing it between quotation marks.
- An Indirect Quotation- An indirect quotation is close copy of the original, but it is paraphrased to fit its surroundings. An indirect quotation does not have quotation marks.
- “I need to go to the store,” said my wife. (Direct Quote)
- My wife said she needed to go to the store. (Indirect Quote)