Quotation Marks

Examples Help! What is the definition of Quotation Marks?

How do you define and when to use a Quotation Marks? What are the rules for using this type of punctuation? The definition of this type of punctuation mark is as follows:

 

Punctuation - Definition
Definition: Quotation marks are a pair of punctuation marks (" ") which are used chiefly to indicate the beginning and the end of a quotation in which the exact phraseology of another person, or of a text, is directly cited.

Also referred to as Inverted Commas in the U.K.

Punctuation Mark - Definition

When to use the Quotation Marks - the Rules
Quotation marks are used to show that the words enclosed by them are borrowed. When to use this type of punctuation with examples:

  • A direct quotation should be enclosed within the quotation marks: Abraham Lincoln said,"I shall make this land too hot for the feet of slaves."
  • When a quotation is embraced within another, the contained quotation has only single marks: Franklin said, "Most men come to believe 'honesty is the best policy.'"
  • When a quotation consists of several paragraphs the quotation marks should precede each paragraph
  • Titles of books, pictures and newspapers when formally given are quoted
  • Often the names of ships are also quoted though there is no occasion for it.

Examples Help - Quotation Marks - Understanding English Grammar!

English Grammar applies rules for standard use of words and how their component parts combine to form sentences. A grammar is also a system for classifying and analyzing the elements of language including inflections, functions, rules and relations in the sentence. This page about when to use this type of punctuation with the rules and guidelines will help with the understanding of this subject.

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  • Quotation Marks AKA  inverted comma
  • Also referred to as Inverted Commas in the U.K.
  • Punctuation Mark
  • Definitions, rules, guide, samples and examples of different English Grammar rules - Punctuation marks
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Quotation Marks

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