1. Use double quotation marks to introduce an ironic, slang, or coined term. Only use it the first time, not anytime afterwards.
- Example: The “normal” thing to do would not work. Things were definitely not normal.
2. Use double quotation marks when introducing the name of a book in text.
- Example: Their book, “The Adventures of Smooch: An anthology,” ranked No 1.
3. Use double quotation marks when quoting someone verbatim.
- Example: “Ask not what your country can do for you,….” said President Kennedy.
4. Do not use double quotation marks for technical words or key words; use italics instead.
5. Do not use double quotation marks when the quote has more than 40 words; use block style instead.
Reference: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association
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