In the previous part of the teaching, you saw how you can use quotation marks. You’d get the remaining part in this post.
- Use it to Indicate titles of books, movies, artworks, etc
Subject to the style book you are using, quotation marks are used to identify the title of a book, or other artworks.
An alternative to this is to italicize the title.
- Sunday Chukwu is the brain behind “21st Century.”
- You can use it to distance yourself from a word:
This is usually when you don’t trust the credibility of the word(s) and to also signify that you’re using the word(s) in an unusual way.
- The minister said that Nigeria is out of “recession.”
- Don’t think you can “Trump” me to this post, George.
- He is a “professor” indeed!
- To translate a word, instead of using parentheses
This is for foreign words –French, Yoruba; Spanish etc.
- Innocent greeted the potter, domo, “well done!”
- For Nicknames and measurements
Also, you can use quotation marks to mark off someone’s special name –in the middle –as well as for measurements.
- Cosmos “Cabal” Obi
So, that’s it for quotation marks and I trust that you’ve after these lessons; you’d mastered how to you it as a pro!
If you missed the first part, you can get it here!