There are 10 pairs of quotation marks missing from the
following passages. Identify the
sentences that need quotation marks and make the necessary corrections.
Tony and Lola were driving home from the movies when they saw a man staggering along the street. I wonder if heís all right, Tony said.
Letís stop and find out, Lola suggested. They caught up to the man, who was leaning against a tree.
Are you OK? Lola asked. Is
there anything we can do?
Thereís nothing the matter, the man answered.
I guess I had a few too many after work.
Now I canít seem to find my front door.
Tony steadied the man and asked, Do you live anywhere near here?
He responded, Yes, if this is Forrest Avenue, I live at 3619.
Tony and Lola walked the man to his door, where he fumbled in his
pockets, took out a key, and began to stab wildly with it at the lock.
Let me hold your key and Iíll let you in, Tony offered.
The man refused, saying, Oh, no, Iíll hold the key Ė you hold the
When Martin found a large dent in his new Datsun, he took it back to the
agency. We can fix that, the smiling mechanic said.
it for a few days.
Martin waited three days and then called.
Is my car ready yet? he asked.
Not yet, the mechanic said. Try
the end of the week.
The following Monday, Martin called again.
Is my car ready?
The mechanic sounded apologetic. Not
yet. Weíll have it Friday for
On Friday, when Martin picked up his car, he noticed a new cigarette burn
in the upholstery. Weíll fix
that, but it takes a week to match
the material, the manager said.
Martin took the bus home, fuming. A
few minutes later, the phone rang.
It was the mechanic. You
left your ownerís card here. Want
us to mail it?
Martin said, You may as well keep it.
Youíre using the car more than I am.
Fran put aside her books to answer the phone. Hello, she said.
Hey, Fran, take a break, said Nick.
Thereís a great party going on here.
Why donít you come over?
Fran hesitated. She was
tired and bored; the party was tempting. She
felt like a cartoon character with a devil perched on one
shoulder and an angel on the other.
Go to the party, the devil said. Forget this studying.
Stay home, the angel whispered, or youíll regret it tomorrow.
Interrupting Franís thoughts, Nick urged, Oh, come on, you can cram
when you get home.
Fran felt an imaginary stab from the devilís pitchfork. I want to, Nick, she said.
I really have to pass this test.
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