Maybe! Using Quotation Marks Correctly
This "tip" is a good one! What
happens when I put quotation marks on the word, tip? In most
cases, the meaning becomes its opposite: the tip is no longer a
tip, but, instead, is probably not worth reading.
Be careful not to fall into a
quotation mark trap. When wishing to give a word emphasis, use
boldface or italic to let us know. Reserve the
quotation marks on a single word (or few words) for intended irony
To see how big a problem this is,
visit The "Blog" of
"Unnecessary" Quotation Marks for photos of misused quotation
marks from around the world.
See our most
Tips from November 2001 to April 2002
September 2000 to October 2001.
January to August 2000
Tips from January to December 1999