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So-called  

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/9780195176339.022.363
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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

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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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

Titles of Works  

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/9780195176339.022.366
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UPDATE: We will discontinue using quotation marks to identify parts of an article, but retain the capitalization; eg, This is discussed in the Methods section (not the “Methods” section). This change ... 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

Indirect Discourse, Discussions  

Cheryl Iverson

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

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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
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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
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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 ... More

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/9780195176339.022.355
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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

Titles  

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

Dialogue  

Cheryl Iverson

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

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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.” | ...

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

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