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  • To quote do you use "these" or 'these'? Someone please show me the correct punctuation because I've seen people use both!




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At university, I was taught that when you quote a line from a text, you should use "these". However, when you are writing the name of a poem or short story, they would be in 'these'. And if you are writing the title of a book or play, it should be in italics.

For example:

1. "Reader, I married him" from Bronte's Jane Eyre.

2. 'Anthem for Doomed Youth' is a poem by Wilfred Owen.

3. Shakespeare's Othello was written in 1603.

Hope that helps
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(Original post by joe4234)
  • To quote do you use "these" or 'these'? Someone please show me the correct punctuation because I've seen people use both!
As long as you're consistent, it's not an issue. I always use ' for speech or general notation.

" is ugly, especially when typed out. Traditionally, it is more correct. You won't get penalised in either GCSE or A-Level for consistently using ' as opposed to ".
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