One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Each of a set of punctuation marks, single (‘ ’) or double (“ ”), used either to mark the beginning and end of a title or quoted passage, or to indicate that a word or phrase is regarded as slang or jargon or is being discussed rather than used within the sentence.
symbol, sign, characterView synonyms
- ‘We should refer to participants in Special Olympics as athletes and in no case should the word appear in quotation marks.’
- ‘I've never liked putting closing punctuation inside quotation marks.’
- ‘Notice the condescension of the quotation marks in the first sentence.’
- ‘Note the lack of quotation marks around the alleged quote above.’
- ‘These words in quotation marks are taken directly from recent scoldings I've been offered.’
- ‘Readers should be able to assume that every word between quotation marks is what the speaker or writer said.’
- ‘But most American publishers always put the period and the comma inside the quotation mark.’
- ‘According to the rules of scholarship, if you borrow someone else's words, you put them in quotation marks.’
- ‘Words in quotation marks are verbatim quotes from the hearing; all others are paraphrase.’
- ‘He frequently puts quotation marks around the word schizophrenia, as if he is skeptical that the disorder even exists.’
- ‘There are no quotation marks to mark the dialogue, no paragraph breaks for new speakers and many times the speaker is never even identified.’
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