A-Z Challenge 2015: Q is for Quotations

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)

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5 Responses

  1. Nick Wilford says:

    Very helpful! It reminded me of journalism class.

  2. I.L. Wolf says:

    Great quick and informative post for Q! Thanks for the reminders.

  3. njmagas says:

    I have the hardest time teaching this to my students. “Say” and “tell” are difficult concepts to get them to memorize.


  4. Paula Kaye says:

    I’m loving my lessons

  5. Nice.

    Found from A-to-Z Challenge

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