one of the marks used to indicate the beginning and end of a quotation, in English usually shown as “ at the beginning and ” at the end, or, for a quotation within a quotation, of single marks of this kind, as “He said, ‘I will go.’ ” Frequently, especially in Great Britain, single marks are used instead of double, the latter being then used for a quotation within a quotation.
How To Use Quotation MarksQuotation Marks Rules: When it comes to where to place quotation marks, people get confused. Follow these quotation marks rules for punctuation.
How To Cite A Word And A DefinitionThere are different ways to do this according to different manuals of style. The main thing to do is be consistent. It is important to offset the term that is being defined or discussed by underlining or italicizing it. This is to prevent any confusion that might occur if the term is one that might be mistaken for a word that is simply functioning as …
Sometimes quote mark.
Origin of quotation mark
First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for quotation mark
Quotation-mark errors—especially orphaned open quotes—are similarly marked.Early English Alliterative Poems|Various
British Dictionary definitions for quotation mark
either of the punctuation marks used to begin or end a quotation, respectively “ and ” or ‘ and ’ in English printing and writing. When double marks are used, single marks indicate a quotation within a quotation, and vice versaAlso called: inverted comma
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