Quotation marks are used to denote portions of a text, such as chapter titles, magazine articles, poetry, and short tales. They are inserted using the typographic punctuation mark: """. Without these marks, the reader would have no way of distinguishing material that should be included in the quote from material that should not.
Short work titles, such as poems, essays, short tales, or chapters, should be surrounded by quotation marks. If the name of the book series is italicized, titles of books that are part of a larger body of work may be put in quotation marks. For example, "The Divine Comedy" is used to refer to both Dante's famous poem and the entire collection of poems that follow it in the order they appear in his original manuscript.
In general practice, quotation marks are unnecessary for phrases or words that are not taken directly from a source document (e.g., quotations themselves) or that have no independent meaning (e.g., terms used by scientists). However, they do provide readers with information about the material they are reading that would otherwise be absent. For example, when reading an article about the Beatles' career, a reader knows that John Lennon wrote most of the songs that appear on their albums because quotation marks indicate that these are lyrics from songs rather than statements made by Lennon himself. Without the quotes, this fact might not be apparent until after reading the whole article.
As with many typographic conventions, there is no single correct way to punctuate articles. The choice of parenthesis, commas, or periods depends on the context and how the article is divided up into sections.
Italics are used for long works, car names, and movie and television program titles. Therefore, using quotation marks when referring to a film or television program is appropriate.
Let's go through these guidelines in depth so you know how to do it in the future while you're writing.
If you want to indicate that a word or phrase is important but don't want to highlight it with bold or color, use italics. Italics are easy to add to any document at any time; simply type the text in italic style using the font of your choice. You can also insert a image of a hand holding a piece of paper with writing on it in italic style. This will help readers remember what words mean without distracting them with other details of the page design.
When writing quotes, there are two ways to indicate that they're important: either by typing them in bold or using quotation marks. Using bold won't work if you want to include another word inside the quote, so italics is the only option here. The same goes for phrases or sentences, they can't be highlighted with color or brillance so they need to be indicated with an italicized word or phrase.
Italics are used to emphasize words or phrases for several reasons. First of all, they provide more attention to the reader. If something is important, let them know by making it stand out.
Italicized book, play, film, magazines, databases, and online titles are italicized. If the source is part of a larger work, put the title in quotation marks. Articles, articles, chapters, poems, websites, songs, and speeches are all surrounded by quote marks. This indicates that they come from a specific source, not from general knowledge.
Quotations are used when mentioning someone's name or phrase. If the name or phrase is well-known, it is appropriate to give credit by including it within quotes. For example: "The Beatles were a British rock band that formed in Liverpool in 1960". Without quoting their name, you could say "The Beatles were a British rock band".
A quotation can also be referred to as a paraphrase if it expresses similar ideas but does not mention names or specific dates. For example: "Beethoven's ninth symphony is majestic, while Mozart's twelfth is light and airy."
Finally, a quotation can be considered a summary if it captures the main idea of the source material without going into great detail. For example: "Pride and prejudice is a 1859 novel by Jane Austen which we still read today for its witty observations about society in 19th-century England."
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