Formatting Dialogue


Punctuating Dialogue (4)

Two Sentences Together

When the speaker says two sentences (or more), put the end quote at the end of the last sentence.

Luke said, "It's too late. We should go home."

Here are some more examples:

Doug said, "The dragon is dead. The magic is gone."

Misty said, "I'm hungry. Let's order a pizza."

Sherman said, "It's raining. I'm going to get my umbrella."

He said, "The aliens are ugly. They stink, too."

She said, "I don't care. I still love him."

Lesson Steps

  1. Open your writing portfolio. Go to
  1. Write five lines of dialogue.
  1. When you're finished, return to this page to take the quiz.

Instructions for the Quiz

Answer the questions.