The Use of Narrative and Exposition (Part 6)


Punctuation: Where to place the punctuation in dialogue can be confusing. The commas and periods always go inside the quotation marks.

 Question marks and exclamation points go inside if they are part of the dialogue and outside if they are part of the entire sentence. Example: Why did I keep hearing over and over in my head the words, “I’ll never forget you”?  Before he said good-bye, he asked, “Will I ever forget you?”

This ends our series on ‘The Use of Narrative and Exposition.”