Question: How do you use the quotation marks, periods and commas in direct quotes? Method: Translate the following sentences into your languages, following your languages' standard writing rules as closely as possible. John said, "I'm still a kid." "I'm still a kid," John said. Jack asked, "How old are you?" "How old are you?" Jack asked. "It's true," they replied, "that he behaves childishly." Finnish: John sanoi: "Olen vielä lapsi." "Olen vielä lapsi", John sanoi. Jack kysyi: "Miten vanha olet?" "Miten vanha olet?" Jack kysyi. "On totta", he vastasivat, "että hän käyttäytyy lapsellisesti".