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Si, Ste, Sol and Stef the Speech Marks

Speech marks appear in written work to show that the words belong to someone other than the writer. They are used to indicate speech or a quote.

Speech Marks Quiz

1. What are speech marks?
Pretty winged insects
A set of punctuation marks
Unfortunate stains

2. What do speech marks look like?
" "

3. What is the job of speech marks?
To surround speech or a quote
To enhance athletic performance
To mark the end of a sentence

4. Which of the following should include speech marks?
Ian is getting married in the morning.
John said, I’m tired.
The dog chased its tail.

5. Look at the following sentence: I need all of the jam jars, said Simon. Where should the speech marks go?
Before ‘need’ and after ‘of’
Before ‘all’ and after ‘said’
Before ‘I’ and after ‘jars’

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