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unthoughtknown
02-17-2006, 03:34 AM
Hi all,

For my editing class, I have to make a lengthy comment on a document that I have edited.

I am not sure when to use quotation marks or if I am supposed to italicise when quoting text from the document...

1. Currently, any text quoted from the document is just simply "this is from the document" (and I don't italicise it).

If I am offering a suggestion to replace the text from the document, I italicise my suggestion: this is what should go in the document. (And I don't use quotes.)

Is this correct?

2. Also, if I am quoting one word from the document, should I use quotes or should I italicise? Eg:

The difference between the words hand and hands is that one is plural.

(or should it be)

The difference between the words "hand" and "hands" is that one is plural.

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Your assistance is appreciated.

reph
02-17-2006, 06:11 AM
1. I'd probably use quotes and no italics for both kinds of quotations, but whatever treatment you choose is all right as long as it's clear what you're doing.

2. For a word used as a word, either italics or quotes are acceptable. Pick one and stick with it.