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Omission of Opening or Closing Quotation Marks 


Cheryl Iverson

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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 need some patients,” a sage had said. When excerpting long passages that consist of several paragraphs, use opening double quotation marks before each paragraph and closing quotation marks only at the end of the final paragraph. (See also , Ellipses, and , Block Quotations.)

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