What are examples of broken sentences

Literal speech

You probably already know that literal speech is in quotation marks stands.

She often stands with you Accompanying phrasewhich of verbatim speech

  • prefixed,
  • in these inserted or
  • re-enacted

can be.

The punctuation marks change depending on the position!

Prefixed

If the accompanying sentence comes before the verbatim speech, it stands Colon behind the accompanying sentence.

The final sentence mark (full stop, question mark or exclamation mark) that ends the verbatim speech is there before the closing quotation marks.

Accompanying phrase prefixedVerbatim speechRecord type
Leander says: "I'm already looking forward to the summer vacation."Declarative sentence
Simone asks Kai in disbelief:: "Don't we really have any homework today?"Question sentence
Sarah calls out to Jannis: "Throw the ball to Tobias, he's free!"Request / wish sentence / exclamation

Pushed in

If the accompanying sentence is inserted into the verbatim speech, it is separated in this case Commas from literal speech.

Verbatim speechAccompanying sentence insertedVerbatim speech
"I'm already looking forward to the summer vacation",says Leander, "Because we will then go to the sea."
"Don't we really have any homework today?"asks Simone Kai, "I nearly cant believe that."
"Throw the ball to Tobias",shouts Sarah Jannis, "He is free!"

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Re-enacted

If the accompanying sentence is added, it is always carried through a comma separated from verbatim speech.

There not applicable the End point in verbatim speech, exclamation marks and question marks are retained.

Verbatim speechAccompanying sentence postponed
"I'm already looking forward to the summer vacation",says Leander.
"Don't we really have any homework today?"asks Simone Kai in disbelief.
"Throw the ball to Tobias, he's free!"shouts Sarah Jannis.