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.
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.
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 (“…”) .
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.
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).
Welcome to my page of quotes about quotation marks used in ways other than literal punctuation. —ღ Terri. We have a queen-size bed and the dog sleeps in the middle. John and I are sort of these little quotation marks on either corner. ~Rachael Ray, in PEOPLE Pets, 2011.
MLA Quotation Punctuation. The punctuation for integrating academic quotes is a little different than dialogue punctuation. When a quotation ends a sentence and the parenthetical citation is at the end, the period should come after the citation. Additionally, there are separate rules for long quotations.
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.
Quasi-quotation is introduced as shorthand to capture the fact that what the formula expresses isn't precisely quotation, but instead something about the concatenation of symbols. Our replacement for rule 2 using quasi-quotation looks like this: 2'. If φ is a well-formed formula (wff) of L, then ⌜~φ⌝ is a well-formed formula (wff) of L.
Since this is an orphaned talk page, disconnected from a project page since 2010, note that the current policy is at Wikipedia:Manual of Style, with discussion at Wikipedia Talk:Manual of Style, including e.g. Punctuation inside or outside, and referencing LQ (logical quotation) vs TQ (Typographical Quotation (?), or American style]).