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Rules For Quotation Marks


Quotation Marks Used to Show Direct (Exact) Quotations

Ivan said, "Mary ate dinner at 9:12."

Quotation Marks Used to Call Attention to Words

Example 1: The words "spatula" and "mixer" are two of Ivan's favorite words.

Example 2: Mary enjoys the way in which the word "spaghetti" rolls off the tongue.

Quotation Marks Used with Titles of the Following: Poetry, Newspaper or Magazine Articles, Songs, Short Stories, Chapters in Books, and Episodes of Radio or Television Programs

Poem: Mary's favorite poem is "Full Stomachs, Formal Decisions" by Chef Pauline Grater.

Songs: "I Hear that Kettle A Whistlin'" is one of Ivan's ten favorite songs.  

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