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1) Who told you that, asked Jerry?
"Who told you that?" asked Jerry.

2) Who said, “A penny saved is a penny earned”
Who said, "A Penny saved is a penny earned?"

3) Jack told me that I will have to get a job before this summer.
Jack told me that "I will have to get a job this summer."

4) Go away, yelled Susie, I don't want to see you anymore.
"Go away" yelled Susie. "I don't want to see you anymore."

5) Help me I've been shot screamed the fallen policeman
"Help me I've been shot" screamed the fallen policeman.

6) Just once said Jennifer I would like you to pay for the pizza
"Just once I would like you to pay for the pizza" said Jennifer.

7) Once every few months said the coach we can expect to lose a game.
"Once every few months we can expect to lose a game" said the coach.

8) Jack said, Did Sue ask you this, When will Jack ask me to marry him
Jack said, "Did Sue ask you When will Jack ask me to marry him?"

9) I love to play baseball but I wonder if I am any good
"I love to play basketball, but i wonder if i am any good."

10) My favorite short story is The Beast in the Jungle, and my favorite song is That'll Be the Day said Tom.
"My favorite short story is the Beast in the Jungle, and my favorite song is That'll Be that Day." Said Tom.

11) Did Jason say this: I want to be a millionaire before I am thirty
Did Jason say this? "I want to be a millionaire before I am thirty."

12) Did Marilyn ask you if she could get a ride to the next game.
Did Marilyn ask you if she could get a ride to the next game?

13) Did Sam say this I really like the short poem called The Phoenix
Did sam say this? "I really like the short poem called The Phoenix"

14) What is your favorite book, asked Bill?
"What is your favorite book?" asked Bill.

15) Joe said my friends are a bunch of lazy bums
Joe said, my friends are a bunch of lazy bums.

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    The first one is correct, but the others need work.

    Study these webpages and try again.

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/marks/quotation.htm
    (Pay special attention to commas and other punctuation near/next to the quotation marks.)

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/commas.htm
    Scroll down and study #6.

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    2) Who said, “A penny saved is a penny earned”
    Who said, "A Penny saved is a penny earned"?

    3) Jack told me that I will have to get a job before this summer.
    Jack told me that I will have to get a job this summer.

    4) Go away, yelled Susie, I don't want to see you anymore.
    “Go away,” yelled Susie. “I don’t want to see you anymore.”

    5) Help me I've been shot screamed the fallen policeman
    “Help me, I’ve been shot,” screamed the fallen policeman.
    6) Just once said Jennifer I would like you to pay for the pizza
    “Just Once,” said Jennifer. “I would like you to pay for the pizza.”

    7) Once every few months said the coach we can expect to lose a game.
    “Once every few months,” said the coach. “We can expect to lose a game.”

    8) Jack said, Did Sue ask you this, When will Jack ask me to marry him
    Jack said, “Did Sue ask you this, When will Jack ask me to marry him?”

    9) I love to play baseball but I wonder if I am any good
    I love to play baseball, but I wonder if I am any good.

    10) My favorite short story is The Beast in the Jungle, and my favorite song is That'll Be the Day said Tom.
    “My favorite short story is ‘The Beast in the Jungle’ and my favorite song is ‘That’ll Be the day’”, said Tom.

    11) Did Jason say this: I want to be a millionaire before I am thirty
    Did Jason say this? I want to be a millionaire before I am thirty.

    12) Did Marilyn ask you if she could get a ride to the next game.
    “Did Marilyn ask you, ‘if she could get a ride to the next game.”

    13) Did Sam say this I really like the short poem called The Phoenix
    “Did Sam say this, ‘I really like the short poem called ‘The Phoenix?”

    14) What is your favorite book, asked Bill?
    “What is your favorite book,” asked Bill?

    15) Joe said my friends are a bunch of lazy bums
    Joe said, “My friends are a bunch of lazy bums.”

    Is 3, 9 and 11 suppose to be underlined, the underlineing wont show up in this box for some reason.

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    2) Who said, “A penny saved is a penny earned”
    Who said, "A Penny saved is a penny earned"? Almost correct; no capital P on "penny" needed.

    3) Jack told me that I will have to get a job before this summer.
    Jack told me that I will have to get a job this summer. OK
    OR ~~> Jack told me, "I will have to get a job this summer."


    4) Go away, yelled Susie, I don't want to see you anymore.
    “Go away,” yelled Susie. “I don’t want to see you anymore.” OK. You could also put an exclamation mark (!) after "away" if you want.

    5) Help me I've been shot screamed the fallen policeman
    “Help me, I’ve been shot,” screamed the fallen policeman. OK. You could also have an exclamation mark in here, too. Do you see where?

    6) Just once said Jennifer I would like you to pay for the pizza
    “Just Once,” said Jennifer. “I would like you to pay for the pizza.” Almost. Lower-case "o" on "once" and a comma after "Jennifer" because the sentence continues after her name.

    7) Once every few months said the coach we can expect to lose a game.
    “Once every few months,” said the coach. “We can expect to lose a game.” Same comment as for #6.

    8) Jack said, Did Sue ask you this, When will Jack ask me to marry him
    Jack said, “Did Sue ask you this, When will Jack ask me to marry him?”
    Almost. There are two questions in the quoted section, right??

    9) I love to play baseball but I wonder if I am any good
    I love to play baseball, but I wonder if I am any good. OK

    10) My favorite short story is The Beast in the Jungle, and my favorite song is That'll Be the Day said Tom.
    “My favorite short story is ‘The Beast in the Jungle’ and my favorite song is ‘That’ll Be the day’”, said Tom.
    Correct -- nice job!

    11) Did Jason say this: I want to be a millionaire before I am thirty
    Did Jason say this? I want to be a millionaire before I am thirty.
    Re-think this.

    12) Did Marilyn ask you if she could get a ride to the next game.
    “Did Marilyn ask you, ‘if she could get a ride to the next game.”
    Re-think this one, too.

    13) Did Sam say this I really like the short poem called The Phoenix
    “Did Sam say this, ‘I really like the short poem called ‘The Phoenix?”
    Re-think this. Which part is direct address and which part isn't?

    14) What is your favorite book, asked Bill?
    “What is your favorite book,” asked Bill?
    Is the whole sentence a question??

    15) Joe said my friends are a bunch of lazy bums
    Joe said, “My friends are a bunch of lazy bums.” OK

    I don't see anyplace that needs underlining in these sentences.

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    Sorry -- in #10, the last comma belongs between the single quote mark and the double quote mark.

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    8) Jack said, Did Sue ask you this, When will Jack ask me to marry him
    Jack said, “Did Sue ask you this,” “ When will Jack ask me to marry him?”

    11) Did Jason say this: I want to be a millionaire before I am thirty
    Did Jason say this, “ I want to be a millionaire before I am thirty.”

    12) Did Marilyn ask you if she could get a ride to the next game.
    Did Marilyn ask you, if she could get a ride to the next game.

    13) Did Sam say this I really like the short poem called The Phoenix
    Did Sam say this, I really like the short poem called ‘The Phoenix?

    14) What is your favorite book, asked Bill?
    “What is your favorite book?” asked Bill.

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    8) Jack said, Did Sue ask you this, When will Jack ask me to marry him
    Jack said, “Did Sue ask you this? When will Jack ask me to marry him?”

    11) Did Jason say this: I want to be a millionaire before I am thirty
    Did Jason say this, “I want to be a millionaire before I am thirty”?

    12) Did Marilyn ask you if she could get a ride to the next game.
    Did Marilyn ask, "Can you give me a ride to the next game?"

    13) Did Sam say this I really like the short poem called The Phoenix
    Did Sam say this: "I really like the short poem called ‘The Phoenix'?"

    14) What is your favorite book, asked Bill?
    “What is your favorite book?” asked Bill. OK

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    thank you very much!

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    You're very welcome. These are tough!!

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