If more words are located before the direct speech, you put them after a colon, open quotation marks, and direct speech write with an uppercase letter. At the end of the direct speech is interrogative or an exclamation mark quotation marks are placed after it, and the proposal narrative are closing quotation marks and put a dot.

Examples: Andrew said: "I will now play".

He said, "What are you doing?"

He exclaimed: "How beautiful the view from the window!"
If direct speech is preceded by the author's words, enclose it in quotation marks, start with a capital letter, put a dash, and the words of the author write in small letters, at the end of a sentence dot. Exclamation and question marks after direct speech is always put inside the quotation marks, comma in direct speech without emotional coloring - after quotation marks and before the dash.

Examples: "I'm going to play," said Andrew.

"What are you doing?" "he asked.

"What a wonderful view from the window!" he exclaimed.
Direct speech may be interrupted author's words. In this case, the quotation marks open and close once, write direct speech with a capital letter, put a comma and a dash after the first part, the author's words write with a lowercase letter after them again, put the comma and a dash:

"Direct speech, - author, - direct speech". Note that after the author's words, put commas and direct speech begins with a small letter. For example: "Go on," the girl said, "I follow you".

"Direct speech, the author. - Direct speech". For example: "in the Evening you come to visit," he said. I need a serious talk."

"Direct speech!(?) - the author. - Direct speech". For example: "What a beautiful day, isn't it? – asked Katya. – I sincerely admire the nature.
Direct speech is inside the author's words. In this case, place punctuation in the following schemes:

Author: "Direct speech" - the author.

Example. He muttered: "I really want to sleep," and immediately fell asleep.

Author: "Direct speech!(?)" - the author.

Example. I heard a voice from the hall: "How could you?" - and Sergei Petrovich came into the room.

Author: Direct it..." - author.

Example. The captain said, "would now the Wind blew..." and he looked up into the sea.
The design of the dialogue is perhaps one of the following methods: In one line, are written to all replicas more words between them do not exist. By using a hyphen separates each replica, enclosed in quotation marks.

Example. For several minutes they walked in silence. Elizabeth asked, "How long will you be gone?" - "Two months". "You call me or write?" "Yes, of course!"
A new line is written every subsequent remark, which is placed in front of the dash. Quotation marks in this case are not used.


- You are cold, Catherine. "asked Ivan Petrovich.

- No.

- Let's go to the cafe.

Design quotes:

- Quote written by one of the methods of registration of direct speech.

Example. Belinsky believed that "Literature is the people's consciousness, color, and the fruit of his spiritual life."

- Part of the quote is not given, and its omission marked by an ellipsis.

Example. Goncharov wrote: "All the words of Chatsky will spread... and produce a storm.

- Quote is part of the author's text. In this case it is written with a lowercase letter and is enclosed in quotes.

Example. Belinsky notes that Pushkin has an amazing ability to make the prosaic poetic objects".

To quote the poetic text follows without quotes, observing the lines and stanzas.