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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

Quotations

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/9780195176339.022.355
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Use quotation marks to enclose a direct quotation of no more than 4 lines from textual material or speeches (for longer material, see also , Quotation Marks, Block Quotations). When the quotation marks ... More

Dialogue

Cheryl Iverson

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

Print Publication Year: 
2007
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2009
DOI: 
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.” ...

Titles

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/9780195176339.022.357
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section
Within titles (including titles of articles, references, and tables), centered heads, and run-in sideheads, use double quotation marks.The “Sense” of Humor ...

Single 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/9780195176339.022.358
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section
Use single quotation marks for quotations within quotations.He looked at us and said, “As my patients always told me, ‘Be a good listener.'” ...

Placement

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/9780195176339.022.359
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section
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

Omission of Opening or Closing 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/9780195176339.022.360
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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

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
DOI: 
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

Apologetic 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/9780195176339.022.362
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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

So-called

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/9780195176339.022.363
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A word or phrase following so-called should not be enclosed in quotation marks.The so-called harm principle holds that competent adults should have freedom of action unless they pose a risk to themselves ... More

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