How do you write an open quote?

How do you write an open quote?

Press-and-hold the ALT key and then type 0147 for the opening single quotation mark and ALT followed by 0148 for the closing single quotation mark.

What is an opening quote?

An opening quote is an articulate quote that sets the scene for the speech, presentation or writing that is to follow. Usually a deep, famous, poignant and/or funny quote, it helps the presenter (or writer) begin by immediately connecting their audience with the upcoming subject matter.

How do you quote something someone said?

If you quote something a character says, use double quotation marks on the outside ends of the quotation to indicate that you are quoting a portion of the text. Use single quotation marks inside the double quotation marks to indicate that someone is speaking. “‘Thou art not my child! Thou art no Pearl of mine!’

What are smart quotes?

Smart quotes are usually curved in shape and have different opening and closing versions for use at the beginning and end of quoted material, respectively. Dumb (or straight) quotes are usually simple tapered vertical or angled marks.

How do you type a single quote?

On the keyboard You can make single quotation marks on most computers by pressing the apostrophe/quotation mark key to the left of ENTER. Double quotation marks are made on most computers by holding SHIFT and pressing the apostrophe/quotation mark key to the left of ENTER.

How do I put a quote in a sentence?

Rule 1: Complete sentence: “quotation.” (If you use a complete sentence to introduce a quotation, use a colon (:) just before the quotation.) Rule 2: Someone says, “quotation.” (If the word just before the quotation is a verb indicating someone uttering the quoted words, use a comma.

How do you direct quote?

You’ll usually use direct quotes in the middle of a paragraph. Use quotation marks at the beginning and end of the quote, use the exact words from the original text and show your source, or your work being could be considered plagiarism.

What is the wrong way to use quotations?

There are many ways to go wrong with quotation marks. They are often used ironically: She ran around with a bunch of “intellectuals.” The quotation marks around “intellectuals” indicate that the writer believes that these are in fact so-called intellectuals, not real intellectuals at all.