How to Use Dialogue in Writing


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Which of the following sentences is NOT punctuated correctly?

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1. The phrase 'I said' is _____

2. A well-written paragraph contains all of the following EXCEPT

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test and review what you know about using dialogue correctly in your writing with this quiz and worksheet. This resource reviews what you know about punctuation and placement when writing dialogue.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The intent of this quiz and worksheet is to offer a chance to review:

  • Proper use of punctuation in dialogue
  • What the words that tell us who said something in dialogue are called
  • The punctuation that goes with declarative statements
  • Where to put the exclamation mark in dialogue

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - ensure you understood what you read about the proper use of punctuation in using dialogue and interpreted it correctly
  • Knowledge application - check what you remember about well-written paragraphs to answer a question about their traits
  • Information recall - see if you remember what a declarative statement is to punctuate it properly

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic with the provided lesson, How to Use Dialogue in Writing. This lesson reviews more about:

  • Why dialogue is used in writing and where it's best used
  • Understanding the different types of statements in dialogue
  • Punctuating dialogue correctly
  • Examples of dialogue and the use of punctuation
  • How we know 'who said what'