Speech marks, or inverted commas are used to surround speech or a quote.
A quote is something that someone else has either said or written down, that you copy into your writing.
When writing direct speech, the inverted commas go around what has been said.
"My name is Julie," said the new girl.
Remember, when writing paragraphs of speech, we write opening inverted commas for each new paragraph, but don’t write closing ones until the end of the speech.
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