By Angela M. Burt
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It is their use in the punctuation of direct speech (words actually spoken) that presents most difficulty. We shall therefore deal with the punctuation of speech in some detail. direct speech The four sentence patterns of direct speech. There are four sentence patterns in direct speech as far as punctuation is concerned. • Speech first, narrative second 'We are off to London tomorrow/ she said. ' • Two or more sentences of speech divided by narrative 'We are off to London tomorrow,' she said. 'Cross your fingers it doesn't rain.
My cousin, a dancer with the Royal Ballet Company, hopes very much to attend his 18th birthday party. My cousin - a dancer with the Royal Ballet Company hopes very much to attend his 18th birthday party. My cousin (a dancer with the Royal Ballet Company) hopes very much to attend his 18th birthday party. • Square brackets are very convenient if you wish to add a comment of your own during the course of a quotation: Tribes of emerald-green grasshoppers leaped over his [Clym's] feet, falling awkwardly on their backs, heads or hips, like unskilful acrobats .
88 88th 7. 62 62nd 3. 41 41st 8. 4 4 44th 4. 55 55th 9. 37 37th 5. 73 73rd 10. 96 96th homework. 9) What a d d dreadful experience! 10) The London Manchester express has been derailed. dashes Three further uses of the hyphen. Dashes look like long hyphens but they don't join. In fact, they separate by introducing pauses and hesitations. • Hyphens can be used to suggest a range of dates and figures. There are four functions of the dash. He fought in the 1914-18 war. Aunt Sophie wants to buy a bungalow in the £100,000£120,000 price range.