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Chapter 33. Punctuation > Quotation Marks

Quotation Marks

Double quotation marks are used to set off any material quoted within a sentence or paragraph. If the quoted material consists of several paragraphs, the opening quotation mark is used at the beginning of the quotation and at the beginning of each paragraph within the quotation; a closing quotation mark, however, is used only at the conclusion of the quotation. It is not used at the end of each paragraph within the quotation, as many people mistakenly think. For example:

The passage he read aloud was from the first chapter: The discovery of this energy brings us to the problem of how to allow it to be used. The use of atomic power throws us back to the Greek legend of Prometheus and the age-old question of whether force should be exerted against law.

"The man of today must decide whether he will use this power for destruction or for peaceful purposes." When he had finished the reading, there was loud applause.


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