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Questions tagged [quotation-marks]

For questions about using single or double quotation marks.

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Quote within quote

This is the situation : I am to mark a statement true or false with supporting statements from text. I like to put the extract in quotes to mean that it is the exact copy of the text. The problem is ...
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Question marks and quotations

According to GrammarBook.com, "the placement of question marks with quotation marks follows logic. If a question is within the quoted material, a question mark should be placed inside the quotation ...
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Why do we put the punctuation within the quotations? [duplicate]

So, I have a weird question: In dialogue, why do we put the end punctuation within the quotations? Example: "I like burgers," he said. This doesn't seem logical to me, and I have been guilty of ...
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1.You may ask: “What does it mean?” , 2.“What does it mean?” you may ask. Which one is correct?

1.You may ask: "What does it mean?" 2."What does it mean?" you may ask. ● Which one is correct? ● Is the usage of the "s correct? ● What's the difference between them, if any? ● What about ...
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Usage of quotation marks

I have a question about the usage of quotation marks in the following passage: The Democratic Republic of Congo has cleared the way for the World Health Organization to deploy a trial vaccine ...
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Where do I place a period when a sentence ends with a quote?

Where do I place a period to end a sentence following a quote? Same thing with a question mark where the quote was interrogative. Does the "?" land inside or outside the quote, followed by a period? ...
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Quotation and comma help

I haven't been able to find a straight answer if I am properly writing this sentence: “What’re you staring at, huh? Got something you wanna say?”, piques the guard. Soooo, I was taught to use a ...
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Quotation mark are separated whenever he is talking about many signs, is that right?

THE SOURCE: New York Times A section of the wall had been covered in signs. “Happy Father’s Day Chris B.” “Happy Thanksgiving Luchie.” “I Love You Payroll.” “Stay Strong Hubberz. We Got This.” ... ...
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British Punctuation versus American Punctuation

I've learned that American English use double quotation marks and place periods inside quotation marks while British English use single quotation marks and place periods outside quotation marks. ...
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Punctuation order [duplicate]

Where do you place punctuation when quoting a question? Also in general. I’m not sure whether to place the quotation mark before or after the punctuation mark. -“How can a young man cleanse his ways”?...
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Punctuation in direct speech (?) when you're not quoting anyone

Sorry, the question was pretty much confusing at best. Rather then editing it I decided to rephrase it from scratch. There are times when you're not quoting a person (or a book). Let me borrow a ...
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Any possibility for simplified punctuation in direct speech?

Not sure I'm asking about direct speech here, though. Consider the sentence: And then I thought, why do I even need this? I believe I run into sentences like this occasionally. The correct way ...
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Quoting a German sentence with double German quotation marks and an apostrophe in a US-English text [closed]

I wish to quote the German sentence Karl war, wie man so schön sagt, „strack wie Sau“, aber Max’ Freund konnte Karl doch heimfahren. inside a US-English text. The audience consists of English-...
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How to properly insert a question in a statement

How to frame this sentence properly with adherence to all grammatical rules? Example: Until yesterday, Men had never asked God, "What is the meaning of life?". I'm trying to embed a question in a ...
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What do quotation marks in a mid-name signify?

Source As clear from source,I wonder what's the need to use that in the mid name of Steven "Steve" Barry Smith.I have pretty much seen these on Wikipedia website.
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Do periods and question marks come inside the quotation mark, or outside?

I am very well aware of punctuation usage difference between American and British usage, but this part confuses me a little. Example: A. Why did he ask, "Who are you?" B. Why did he ask, "Who ...
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Apostrophe Usage Around Words?

"The Canadian smiled at his opponent as they went to their corners. It was not a smile that said, ‘I got this now.’" In ‘I got this now.’, what seems a grammatical reason for this (apostrophes)? Why, ...
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What is the difference between putting single and double quotation marks?

Is there any difference in putting single and double quotation marks to a word in a sentence? Say - 'design' and "design" It is the 'design' that should appeal the viewer It is the "design" that ...
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Are single quotation marks only valid within a quotation?

According to Grammarbook.com that claims to be "Your #1 Source for Grammar and Punctuation", its Rule #3 says: Use single quotation marks for quotations within quotations. Example: He said, "...
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Help me to understand this usage of periods in quotations and with incomplete sentences

Help me to understand this quote: "You should never read just for 'enjoyment.' Read to make yourself smarter! Less judgmental. More apt to understand your friends’ insane behavior, or better yet, ...
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Telling someone don't or telling someone not to

I told Jim not to shout. I told Jim don't shout. Could anyone possibly tell me what is the difference between these? And which one would you rather use?
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How do I put commas in this sentence?

Consider this sentence: I think if you give some more info regarding what you're "trying to implement", that might help. I have the following questions: Where should the commas go? (AmEng and ...
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Types of quotation(word quest)

As I observed, there are 4 kinds of quotations with a quotation mark(maybe less, maybe more, I'm no professional) The old saying “If it seems to good to be true, it probably is” applies perfectly in ...
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Can I use quotation marks to mean a word is used euphemistically?

In Italian I could write Ho visto "l'albergo" dove lavori. (I saw the "hotel" where you work.) In that sentence, I am not quoting what somebody said, but I am using albergo in an euphemistic way, ...
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Quoting a sentence containing a quote: Which quotation mark should I use?

In American English, the quotation mark normally used is the double quotation mark. Edema asked, "Am I an alliteration addict?" When quoting text, which quotation marks should I use? Single ...
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Using quotation marks in direct speech

My native language allows omitting quotation marks in sentences containing direct speech when the borderline between the "wrapper" sentence and the quoted speech is obvious and does not produce ...