Under the rule, when a writer quotes an opinion that quotes another opinion, the writer should omit internal, nonmaterial quotation marks
, alterations, or citations from the quoted passage.
First, a primer on quotation marks
: Start a quote with double quotation marks
, and for a quote within a quote use single quotation marks
(19) Rule 5.1 describes how to format quotations; with its most important dictate (for purposes of this essay) being the simple rule that quotations must be enclosed within quotation marks
and that quotation marks
within the quoted material appear as single quotation marks
However, chapters in a book, articles in a periodical, and episodes in a television series are enclosed in quotation marks
. Look at the following examples, as well as Figure 30.3.
I think of him every time I consciously put a comma inside a quotation mark
, as I just did.
He gives the ampersand, asterisk, dagger, hyphen, dash, and quotation marks
their due, along with the aforesaid marks, but also provides a delightful essay on irony and sarcasm, including ironics and digital sarcasm.
However, whenever I want to talk about a word, that word is put within quotation marks
. Doing this helps to clarify for you that I am talking about the word and not the thing the word represents.
To wit: (1) yes, commas and periods that come at the end of quoted material are properly placed within the quotation marks
, even though it may at times seem illogical to put them there; (2) yes, commas are properly placed between coordinate adjectives; (3) yes, dashes are properly indicated by double hyphens in typewritten copy (how else, when before the coming of type balls and printwheels, typewriters had no dash keys?); and (4) no, spaces are not preferably inserted between dashes and the words they separate.
The plain implication of that second pair of quotation marks
is that I said or wrote the thing quoted therein.
24, 1998) (internal quotation marks
omitted), available at http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-news/ir-98-59.pdf.
The intriguing prose, without quotation marks
and with an alternate spelling style, is easy to adapt to and contributes to the strong narrative voice.