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Capitalizing in Direct Quotations

Capitalize the first word in a direct quotation that is a full sentence, but do not use a capital to continue a quote after an interruption. The following example of an interrupted quotation is punctuated correctly:

“I was given a ticket,” explained Bob, “by a motorcycle cop hiding behind a parked car.”


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Which sentence is correct?

“When my parents came to the United States, after World war II ,” my History teacher said, “Neither of them spoke a word of English.”
“Since I speak fluent German,” my Aunt Anna said, “let me do the talking when we get to the hotel.”

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