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.