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FC: Quotation Marks: | Gone right, and not so right | By: Dara Bernstein

1: CORRECT | INCORRECT | INCORRECT | The quoted words, most likely intended to be emphasized, do not require quotation marks because they have no special meaning and are not a specific person's direct speech. | "Michigan's" requires no scare quotes or quotes indicating speech. Since this is the case, there should be no quotation marks.

2: CORRECT | INCORRECT | CORRECT | Quotes are unnecessary here, because there is neither special meaning nor a direct quotation behind the quoted words.

3: INCORRECT | CORRECT | INCORRECT | The quotes around "God" indicate irony or disbelief in this sense, which is clearly not the billboard's intention. The quotations here send the wrong message. | Because the comma is not included in the quoted phrase, it should be on the outside of the quotation marks.

4: CORRECT | INCORRECT | CORRECT | The word "now" does not require scare quotes in this context, and therefore does not require quotes.

5: INCORRECT | Though the quoted words are being communicated, they are neither dialogue nor direct quotes from someone specific, and do not require quotation marks. | CORRECT | "Quiet" should be emphasized with Italics or underlining. Quotation marks do not properly emphasize this word. | INCORRECT

6: CORRECT | INCORRECT | Book titles should be in italics, not quotation marks. | CORRECT

7: INCORRECT | The quote should be in quotation marks, since it is a person's direct speech. | CORRECT

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  • Title: Quotation Marks
  • Examples of quotation marks used both correctly and incorrectly.
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