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Apologetic Quotation Marks  

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.362
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Quotation marks are sometimes used around words for special effect or to indicate irony. In most instances, however, they are unnecessary.Using their own finances and being informed about the economics ... More

Block Quotations  

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.368
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If material quoted from texts or speeches is longer than 4 lines of text, the material should be set off in a block, ie, in reduced type and without the quotation marks. Paragraph indents are generally ... More

Coined Words, Slang  

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.361
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Coined words, slang, nicknames, and words or phrases used ironically or facetiously may be enclosed in quotation marks at first mention. Thereafter, omit quotation marks. (See also , Typography, Specific ... More

Common Words Used in a Technical Sense  

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.364
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Enclose in quotation marks a common word used in a special technical sense when the context does not make the meaning clear. (See also , Definition or Translation of Non English-Language Words.)In many ... More

Definition or Translation of Non–English-Language Words  

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.365
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The literal translation of a non English-language word or phrase is usually enclosed in quotation marks if it follows the word or phrase, whereas the simple definition of the word or phrase is not. (See ... More

Dialogue  

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.356
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With conversational dialogue, enclose the opening word and the final word in quotation marks.“Please don't schedule the surgery for a Tuesday.” “OK, if that’s inconvenient for you, I won't.” ...

Indirect Discourse, Discussions  

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.367
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After indirect discourse, do not use quotation marks.The nurse said he would be discharged today. Do not use quotation marks with yes or no.His answer to the question was no.In interview or discussion ... More

Omission of Opening or Closing Quotation Marks  

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.360
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The opening quotation mark should be omitted when an article beginning with a stand-up or dropped initial capital letter also begins with a quotation. It is best, however, to avoid this construction.octors ... More

Placement  

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.359
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Place closing quotation marks outside commas and periods, inside colons and semicolons. Place question marks, dashes, and exclamation points inside quotation marks only when they are part of the quoted ... More
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Quotation Marks  

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.150
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Quotation marks are used to indicate material that is taken directly from another source.Use quotation marks to enclose a direct quotation of no more than 4 lines from textual material or speeches (for ... More

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