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How to Punctuate Quotations with Question Marks
If you have a question that ends with a quoted question, then the question mark goes inside the quotation marks, such as:

Did John walk up to you and ask, “Would you like ice cream?”
questionmark  questions  quotes  quotations  editing  punctuation  2019  dummies 
12 weeks ago by handcoding
When to Use Commas Before Quotations
“In fact, there are four, count ‘em, four different ways you can introduce a quotation. Each has its own punctuation rule.”

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“Finally, you can use a period to introduce a quotation. You do this when introducing a block quotation—that is, a long quotation that’s indented from the rest of the text.”
punctuation  quotations  quickanddirtytips  grammargirl  2017  canonical 
january 2019 by handcoding
You’re Not the Customer; You’re the Product – Quote Investigator
“‘If you are not paying for it, you’re not the customer; you’re the product being sold.’

“In conclusion, this saying evolved over time. Richard Serra and Carlota Fay Schoolman crafted an interesting precursor in 1973. A strong match was written by Tom Johnson in 2001. An extended statement was written by Andrew Lewis in 2010.”
quoteinvestigator  quotations  quotes  customer  product  2018 
october 2018 by handcoding
An Update on Direct Questions without Quotation Marks | CMOS Shop Talk
“At paragraph 6.42, the 17th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style notes that a direct question is sometimes included within a sentence but not enclosed in quotation marks. When such a question comes in the middle of a sentence, it is usually introduced by a comma, and (this is the new part) it begins with a capital letter. This slight departure from earlier editions of the manual recognizes that such a question is analogous to a direct quotation and can be treated similarly.”
cmos  chicago  17  2018  quotations 
august 2018 by handcoding
Commas before quotes | Sesquiotica
"Does quoted material always need a comma before it? Not necessarily. When the quoted material is within a narrative frame – even if it’s the only thing in the narrative frame – and we’re being taken to the scene, as it were, a comma is generally used. But when the quoted material is being treated as an instance of an utterance of that phrase, and the verb is the main thing rather than being an entrance point to dialogue (in other words, when the quoted material is truly the complement of the verb rather than an act of locution introduced), a comma is not called for."
commas  quotes  quotations  sesquiotica  2017 
april 2017 by handcoding
The Big Apple: “Don’t stop and throw stones at every dog that barks” (business adage)
"'Don’t stop and throw stones at every dog that barks' (business adage)

"'Cast not a stone at every dog that barks' is a proverb that has been cited since at least 1579. British statesman Winston Churchill (1874-1965) said in 1923:

"'You will never get to the end of the journey if you stop to shy a stone at every dog that barks.'

"Churchill’s statement—actually just a restatement of an old saying— is often cited as a business proverb, meaning that you can’t fight and win every battle. To succeed in business or in life, once should fight only the important battles."
churchill  quotes  quotations  2016  barrypopik  dog  barks 
february 2017 by handcoding
‘We gonna be championship!’: A new approach to ‘fixing’ quotes
"The Smith-Gomez flap brought up a debate about the old journalistic tradition of “cleaning up” quotes — that is, making slight fixes to align grammar and pronunciation with standard English.

"This is a tradition that needs to go.

"For one, it’s patronizing, with the implication that anything that deviates from the norm is inherently inferior and must be corrected. Black English, for example, isn’t a referendum on intelligence — it’s a reflection of centuries of segregation, just as American English is a linguistic representation of our country’s split from Britain. Passing judgment based on speech can often say more about the listener than the speaker. (Do we consider Yoda any less wise because of his mixed-up syntax?)"
quotations  sports  2016 
may 2016 by handcoding
Be the Changer: Check Those Famous Quotations | Copyediting.com
"For a deeper look, the Quote Investigator website seeks out the origins of famous quotations with articles on when they first appeared, who they’ve been attributed to, and variations on the words."
quotations  editing  copyediting  2015 
february 2015 by handcoding
Twitter / ChicagoManual: Tip: The omission of multiple ...
"Tip: The omission of multiple paragraphs within a quotation is indicated by four ellipsis points at the end of the paragraph."
cmos  quotations  2012  copyediting  language 
september 2012 by handcoding
Is There A God? | | A.V. Club [October 9, 2002]
"In a complicated and conflicted world, it would help to at least be assured in our faith, comfortable in the knowledge that we can follow the spiritual blueprint espoused by our favorite entertainer. These responses to the question "Is there a God?" don't form a cohesive answer, so readers will have to draw their own conclusions."
religion  atheism  2002  quotations  theonion  god  avclub 
april 2009 by handcoding
Alessandro Segalini - Quotes on Typography and Type Design
"New quotes are added anytime I note down a relevant one."
2009  typography  type  quotations 
march 2009 by handcoding
Wonderful Graffiti
Vinyl-based quotations for your wall.
wishlist  quotations  housing  design 
november 2005 by handcoding

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