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Exercise 4-2.1
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Quizzes: Quotations and Attributions > Finding and fixing common punctuation errors in quotations

Review the "Quotations" section of your textbook on Pages 80 and 81 before you begin. Then, in each of the following sentences, make changes so that the quotes conform with the guidelines. If a sentence doesn't include any errors, simply indicate this in the text box.


"I told them to expect to read a list of some of my favorite quotes from journalists", he said.

"Nah, hang on jus' a minit' thar," she said.

She added, "What do you mean by 'favorite quotes?'"

"Just some of the ones that I've collected over the years … ones that make me laugh … or make me pause and think," he said.

"How about a few more?" she said.

"Now he is a statesman, when what he really wants is to be what most reporters are, adult delinquents." Said Peggy Noonan, a columnist for The Wall Street Journal.

"As far as I'm concerned, 'whom' is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler", Calvin Trillin said.

"The president (Clinton) has kept all of the promises he intended to keep," said George Stephanopolous.

"The world may be full of fourth-rate writers," says ABC's Barbara Walters, a journalism legend. "But it's also full of fourth-rate readers."

"The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shockproof … detector," Hemingway said.

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