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How do you quote a character from a book?

How do you quote a character from a book?

If you quote something a character says, use double quotation marks on the outside ends of the quotation to indicate that you are quoting a portion of the text. Use single quotation marks inside the double quotation marks to indicate that someone is speaking. “‘Thou art not my child!

How do you quote a question from a book?

Punctuation Junction: Question Marks and Quotation MarksWhen the quotation itself is a question, put the question mark inside the quotation marks. When the sentence as a whole is a question, but the quoted material is not, put the question mark outside the quotation marks.

What does a quotation mark mean?

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.

What is the purpose of a single quotation mark?

Double and single quotation marks are both most commonly used with quotations, but these punctuation marks are used in different ways. Single quotation marks are used to mark a quote within a quote or a direct quote in a news story headline.

When should you use quotations?

The primary function of quotation marks is to set off and represent exact language (either spoken or written) that has come from somebody else. The quotation mark is also used to designate speech acts in fiction and sometimes poetry.

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