How to use inverted commas

When do we use inverted commas?

Speech marks

When you are writing, inverted commas or speech marks go before and after direct speech, surrounding what was said.

"I'm hungry," she complained.

If another character replies, use another set of inverted commas.

"What's for tea?" she asked. "Delicious ants!" her mum replied.

Punctuation, such as question marks, full stops and exclamation marks go inside the speech marks.

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Inverted comma characters either side of the words "I am hungry"

How to use inverted commas