Quotation marks, also known as quotes, quote marks, speech marks, inverted commas, or talking marks, are punctuation marks used in pairs in various writing systems to set off direct speech, a quotation, or a phrase. The pair consists of an opening quotation mark and a closing quotation mark, which may or may not be the same character.
In English writing, quotation marks or inverted commas, also known informally as quotes, talking marks, speech marks, quote marks, quotemarks or speechmarks, are punctuation marks placed on either side of a word or phrase in order to identify it as a quotation, direct speech or a literal title or name.
Quotation marks or inverted commas (informally known as quotes and speech marks) are punctuation marks used in pairs to mark a section of text as speech, a quotation, a phrase, or an unusual word. They are used in groups of 2, as a pair of opening and closing marks. They are used in either of two forms: single (‘…’) or double (“…”) .
Quotation marks play an essential role in direct speech. Besides that, the quotation marks are also used to highlight a fragment of a sentence, writing certain titles, and to showcase alternate meaning. Single quotation marks and double quotation marks work according to some well-defined rules with which one must be familiar.
A quotation is the repetition of a sentence, phrase, or passage from speech or text that someone has said or written. In oral speech, it is the representation of an utterance (i.e. of something that a speaker actually said) that is introduced by a quotative marker, such as a verb of saying.
A block quotation (also known as a long quotation or extract) is a quotation in a written document that is set off from the main text as a paragraph, or block of text, and typically distinguished visually using indentation and a different typeface or smaller size font. This is in contrast to setting it off with quotation marks in a run-in quote.
Guillemets (/ ˈ ɡ ɪ l əm ɛ t /, also UK: / ˈ ɡ iː m eɪ /, US: / ˌ ɡ iː (j) ə ˈ m eɪ, ˌ ɡ ɪ l ə ˈ m ɛ t /, French: ) are a pair of punctuation marks in the form of sideways double chevrons, « and », used as quotation marks in a number of languages.
Ditto mark. The ditto mark is a sign indicating that the words or figures above it are to be repeated. The mark is made using 'a pair of apostrophes '; 'a pair of marks " used underneath a word'; the symbol " ( quotation mark ); or the symbol ” (right double quotation mark).
Chinese punctuation uses a different set of punctuation marks from European languages and has shapes that are derived from both Western and Chinese sources. Although there was a long native tradition of textual annotation to indicate the boundaries of sentences and clauses, the concept of punctuation marks being a mandatory and integral part of the text was only adapted in the written language ...
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