Composition And Rhetoric
Composition And Rhetoric ENGL 101
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Date Created: 09/12/15
ENGL lOlChilders Fall 2008 Working in Quotes from Your Interview 1 punctuation and quotation marks a commas and periods always go insidei i Running in the morning makes my day better he said b OR with the quote ending in a periodi i He told me that he loves morning runs because they make his day better c Question marks and exclamation points only go inside if they re part of the quote So if it s not part of the quote it goes outsidei i What would you think of a person who said that he paints landscapes for a living d Or if the question or exclamation is part of the quote insidei 39 What are you doing in my room he asked me e Semicolons and colons go outside the quote i He told me that he needed to get some rest I left his apartment and went home 2 Ellipses a Use these only in the middle of a quote if you ve left something out You don t need them at the beginning or end of a quoteiit s obvious that you re not quoting everything the person said b For example if the person you interviewed said i Running every day keeps me energized It is my favorite thing in life c You could leave out some words and make the quotei i Running every day is my favorite thing in life 3 Sometimes when you re working in a quote it can get awkward because you re writing about the person in third person calling them he or she and then their quotes are going to be rst person using I a So for example if you re writing about a lifeguard you might end up with an awkward sentence like i He called saving a toddler at the pool the happiest moment of my life b you can change words in quoted sentences and use brackets to show what you changed soi i He called saving a toddler at the pool the happiest moment of his life c The same with verbs that are different in the original quote If someone said about her horse farm 1 gallop every day at full speed You could change it toi i She gallops every day at full speed 4 Changing from QampA Except in rare important cases such as showing the person s emotion in response to a particular question it s better to hide what question you asked a If you have something likei i Next I asked George Do you like shoveling manure for a living And then he said Well no butI do like being outside b You could change it toi i While George doesn t really like earning a living by shoveling manure he doesn t hate his job He enjoys the chance to be outside every day when he s at work
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