Quotation marks


How do I use quotation marks to indicate characters are talking over each other?

asked Mar 14 '13 at 15:18 Holly Reckman New member

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Adding to Lewis's answer -- quotation marks will not help you indicate that two people are talking over each other. You will need to find some other means -- probably through the text itself  -- that one speaking is stepping on another's words.

link answered Mar 14 '13 at 19:23 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

I totally missed the 'talking over each other' part. I'm getting senile.

Lewis NeidhardtMar 14 '13 at 21:21

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The quotation marks are placed at the start and end of the words said.


John said, "Please pass the butter."

Note the other punctuation marks used.


More information can be found at http://www.grammarly.com/handbook/punctuation/quotation-marks/

link comment answered Mar 14 '13 at 16:56 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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