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quotation marks

Quotation marks are most commonly used to indicate the exact words that someone else said. This is known as direct speech or direct quotation.
There are two forms of quotation marks: double quotation marks ( “ ” ) and single quotation marks ( ‘ ’ ). American English almost exclusively uses double quotation marks, while British English tends to favor single quotation marks.
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Translations
uvozovky
anførselstegncitationstegn
lainausmerkit
navodnici
tilvísunarmerki, gæsalappir
引用符
따옴표인용부호
narekovaji
citationstecken
เครื่องหมายคำพูดอัญประกาศ
dấu ngoặc kép

quotation marks

plAnführungszeichen pl, → Anführungsstriche pl; open/close quotation marksAnführungsstriche unten/oben; single/double quotation markseinfache/doppelte Anführungszeichen; to put a word in quotation marksein Wort in Anführungszeichen or -striche setzen

quotation marks

npl (Typ) → virgolette fpl
in quotation marks → tra virgolette

quote

(kwəut) verb
1. to repeat the exact words of a person as they were said or written. to quote Shakespeare / Shakespeare's words / from Shakespeare, `Is this a dagger which I see before me?'
2. to name (a price).
3. to mention or state in support of an argument. to quote an example.
quoˈtation noun
1. a person's exact words, as repeated by someone else. a quotation from Shakespeare.
2. a price mentioned (for a job etc).
3. the act of quoting.
quotation marks
marks (``'' or `') used to show that a person's words are being repeated exactly. He said `I'm going out.'

quotation marks

عَلامَاتُ الإقْتِبَاس, عَلَامَتا الإِقْتِباسِ uvozovky anførselstegn, citationstegn Anführungszeichen εισαγωγικά comillas lainausmerkit guillemets navodnici virgolette 引用符 따옴표, 인용부호 aanhalingstekens anførselstegn cudzysłów aspas кавычки citationstecken เครื่องหมายคำพูด, อัญประกาศ çift tırnak, ters tırnak işareti dấu ngoặc kép 引号
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You can always tell what is from the original by the quotation marks, if by nothing else.
Then I saw that the quotation marks wouldn't do, so I snipped them off, and to make it seem likelier, snipped the whole quire to match.
Three days, at white heat, completed his narrative; but when he had copied it carefully, in a large scrawl that was easy to read, he learned from a rhetoric he picked up in the library that there were such things as paragraphs and quotation marks.
It's what I used to call--and still call in quotation marks `kindred spirits.
I quoted word for word, in quotation marks, exactly what he did say which was that White Dee is 'the classic Brummie stereotype, which of course, does nothing to improve on our reputation as a city without culture.
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The guy insisted that commas go outside, not inside, quotation marks.
He gives the ampersand, asterisk, dagger, hyphen, dash, and quotation marks their due, along with the aforesaid marks, but also provides a delightful essay on irony and sarcasm, including ironics and digital sarcasm.
However, whenever I want to talk about a word, that word is put within quotation marks.
To wit: (1) yes, commas and periods that come at the end of quoted material are properly placed within the quotation marks, even though it may at times seem illogical to put them there; (2) yes, commas are properly placed between coordinate adjectives; (3) yes, dashes are properly indicated by double hyphens in typewritten copy (how else, when before the coming of type balls and printwheels, typewriters had no dash keys?
The intriguing prose, without quotation marks and with an alternate spelling style, is easy to adapt to and contributes to the strong narrative voice.
Identify when to use quotation marks and/or cite a source when writing reports.