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Quotation Marks - Glossary of Terms


Quotation Marks

Quotation marks (or speech marks) are punctuation marks ("") used to identify spoken or quoted words.  In addition, they are used to signify so-called or alleged and for names of things such as ships and books.

Examples:

You said: "You can keep all the strawberries you pick in a hour."
His "mates" left him to freeze. (so-called mates)
As the silt cleared, we could clearly see the bow of the "Mary Rose". (ship)
 
Associated pages:
 
Colon or comma before quotation (speech) marks?
Three dots (ellipsis) in quotation (speech) marks
Punctuation inside or outside quotation (speech) marks?
Quotation (speech) marks for ships, plays, books, etc.
Double or single quotation (speech) marks?
Quotation (speech) marks meaning 'alleged' or 'so-called'
Glossary of grammatical terms
 
 

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