Writing Quotes In English
English Writing Quotes. The New York Times is the worst in that hardly anybody can write English over there. Most of it reads like slight translations from the German. — Gore Vidal. Writing about our gods in English is unnatural, but I believe language is just a carrier - a means to an end.
Grammar. We use quotation marks with direct quotes, with titles of certain works, to imply alternate meanings, and to write words as words. Block quotations are not set off with quotation marks. The quoted text is capitalized if you’re quoting a complete.
If the quote follows an independent clause (a complete sentence), use a colon. This is how Moby-Dick begins: “Call me Ishmael.” If the quote fits into the sentence syntactically, don’t use a comma or a colon. In the first line of Moby-Dick,.
In American English, use double quotation marks for quotations and single quotation marks for quotations within quotations. In British English, use single quotation marks for If you are using double quotation marks for the “outside quote,”.