What do quotations look like?

What do quotations look like?

We use quote marks to indicate (or mark) the beginning and conclusion of a term or phrase that is unique or comes from somewhere other than the text that we are composing. The use of double (".") or single (".") quotation marks is a matter of preference (see below for more information).

A quotation is simply a quoted phrase or sentence. These can be found in any text written by someone who has ever used quotation marks. For example, here are two passages from different books by Charles Dickens: "It is remarkable what a difference quotation makes to a sentence." - A Christmas Carol"It is said that if you repeat a quotation three times, it becomes its own story." - A Tale of Two Cities

To produce these quotations in Microsoft Word, first find some words or phrases that you would like to include in your document. Next, select the "Text" menu option and choose the "Insert Quotation" command. Follow the on-screen instructions to fill out the quotation type form, which will ask you questions about where you found the text and any special formatting you want to apply to it. When you're finished, press OK to insert the quotation into your document.

There are three ways to mark the beginning and end of a quotation in a manuscript before you print or typeset it: single, double, and triple dashes. Each method has its advantages and disadvantages.

What is a double quotation mark?

When cited speech or writing runs into the text, double quotation marks ("") are used to enclose it. These marks indicate that what follows is a quoted phrase or sentence.

How do you use quotation marks in a book?

Quotation marks are double apostrophes that swing left and right (" = opening;" = closing). They usually travel in pairs and are always positioned at the beginning and finish of a conversation. A period follows each quotation mark.

What are the quote marks called?

In English, quotation marks or inverted commas, often known colloquially as quotes, talking marks, speech marks, quote marks, quotemarks, or speechmarks, are punctuation marks put on each side of a word or phrase to distinguish it as a quotation, direct speech, or literal title or name. In other languages they have different names.

In English, single quotation marks (') indicate a quoted sentence or a italicized word within a sentence. Double quotation marks ("") indicate a quoted paragraph or a boldface heading. A single quotation mark within a quoted sentence or text appears as an apostrophe ('). A double quotation mark within a quoted sentence or text appears as two consecutive apostrophes (").

In English, commas and periods are used to separate quotations within a single sentence. When there are several quotations in a row, a semicolon is used instead. A colon is used instead if the quotations are separated by a page break or some other punctuation.

In English, parentheses are used to surround words or phrases that are being interpreted literally or distinctly. For example, someone who speaks French would use parentheses when quoting a foreign language text or document because the punctuation would not be interpreted the same way it is in English.

Boldfaced text or headlines are indicated by using larger type and adding a punctuation mark or sentence end. These elements should be consistent with any other formatting you may use.

What types of work will feature a title in quotation marks?

Double quote marks are used for direct quotations as well as the titles of works such as novels, plays, movies, songs, lectures, and TV programmes. Within these contexts, they indicate that what follows is a verbatim transcription of something said or written by someone else.

In general usage, the term "quotation mark" refers only to the typographic symbol used to indicate a quoted phrase or word. The term "double quotation mark" is also commonly used to describe the pair of closed single quotes ('") used to enclose dialogue in some types of publications. Although this term is widely accepted, it is not standardized; many publishers use different fonts for double and single quotation marks, and some employ no punctuation at all instead dividing up quoted material with slashes or asterisks.

The term "double quotation mark" may also be applied to other typographical symbols used to enclose quoted material, including the en rule (‖) and em dash (—). These three symbols are common in American newspaper typefaces but less so in European ones, where the double quote is generally preferred.

The term "single quotation mark" is also used to describe the typographic symbol used to indicate a quoted phrase or word.

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Colleen Tuite is a professional editor and writer. She loves books, movies, and all things literary. She graduated from Boston College summa cum laude where she studied English with Creative Writing Concentration.

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