=73. Direct Quotations

Quotation-marks are used to set off direct

quotations printed in the same type and style as the remainder of the

story. A quotation coming within a quotation is set off by single

quotation-marks; and a third quotation coming within single

quotation-marks is set off by double marks again. Do not fail to put

"quotes" at the end of a quotation. This very common error, failure to

include the "end quotes," is a source of great annoyance to printers and


=74. Quoted Paragraphs

When a quotation includes more than one

paragraph set in the same type and style as the context, put

quotation-marks at the beginning of each paragraph, but omit them at the

end of every paragraph except the last. In this way the quotation is

shown to be continuous. As a rule, a quotation of more than one sentence

is written in a separate paragraph. When the quotation is to be set in

smaller type than the body of the story, all quotation-marks at the

beginning and end of the paragraphs are omitted.

=75. Quotations and Summaries

When reporting a speech or interview

and alternately summarizing and quoting verbatim, do not include in the

same paragraph a direct quotation and a condensed summary of what

precedes or follows. Make a separate paragraph for each. Thus:

"Shall we continue to listen to a wandering voice as

imbecile as our condition?" said the speaker. "When

this voice recently was removed from the counsels of

our government, we thought, good easy souls, that we

had got rid of it forever. Has Mr. Bryan proved

himself so good a prophet in the past that we can

afford to trust him in the future? Personally, I

have never believed in Mr. Bryan's wisdom, and I

grant him sincerity only because the point is not

worth arguing."

Mr. Eastbrook said, amid applause, that to say the

nation is too big or too proud to fight in

self-defense is absurd. To say that a mob of a

million or so of untrained citizenry could leap to

arms and put to flight the bullet-tested soldiery of

Europe is worse than puerile--is murderous

stupidity, he declared....

=76. Books, Plays, etc

Enclose in quotation-marks the titles of

books, dramas, songs, poems, stories, magazine articles, toasts, and


=77. Newspapers, Vessels, etc

Do not quote the names of newspapers,

magazines, paintings, vessels, cars, or animals.

=78. Slang and Technical Terms

Enclose in quotation-marks slang and

technical terms that are supposedly unfamiliar to the reader.

=79. Nicknames

Do not quote nicknames of persons or of characters in

plays or novels: as, Ty Cobb, T. R., Heinie Zim, Becky Sharp,


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