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Quotation Marks

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

Use quotation marks:

  • To set off direct quotations:
    ?Let's go to the beach,? she suggested.
  • To set off titles of short stories, articles, chapters, essays, songs, poems, and individual radio and television programs:
    Chapter 9, ?The New Englishes?
    sang the ?Star-Spangled Banner?
    ?The Apparent Trap? episode of Frasier
  • To set off words and phrases that are being used in an unusual or questionable way or might be preceded by so-called:
    Mari's ?fine? was a day's volunteer work.
    According to the article, bees appear to ?remember? landmarks.

See also: Quotation Marks: Quote/Unquote


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