Does Punctuation Go Inside Quotation Marks?


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1. Where do semicolons, colons, and dashes go with quotation marks?

2. Which country usually keeps punctuation inside the quotation marks?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will evaluate your understanding of punctuation and quotation marks. You will be tested on where semicolons, colons and dashes belong when used with quotation marks, and you'll be asked about the country that keeps punctuation inside quotation marks.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to gauge your ability to answer specific questions on quotation and punctuation marks such as:

  • The place where semicolons, colons and dashes belong in a sentence with quotation marks
  • Time when periods go outside quotation marks according to American rules
  • Example of a correct sentence using American grammar
  • What quotation marks look like
  • The country that keeps punctuation inside quotation marks

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts about American grammar rules to an example
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding quotation and punctuation marks and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what quotation marks look like

Additional Learning

To learn more about specific grammatical rules, review the corresponding lesson titled, Does Punctuation Go Inside Quotation Marks? This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn when to place a question mark or exclamation point inside or outside of quotation marks
  • Identify how periods and commas are used with quotation marks
  • Explore the ways in which different countries interpret the use of quotation marks