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quotation mark Line breaks: quota|tion mark

Definition of quotation mark in English:


Each of a set of punctuation marks, single (‘ ’) or double (“ ”), used either to mark the beginning and end of a title or quoted passage, or to indicate that a word or phrase is regarded as slang or jargon or is being discussed rather than used within the sentence.
Example sentences
  • But most American publishers always put the period and the comma inside the quotation mark.
  • Words in quotation marks are verbatim quotes from the hearing; all others are paraphrase.
  • Readers should be able to assume that every word between quotation marks is what the speaker or writer said.
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