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    A strong life force will generate a strong immune system in our body. We call it "Oneness of body and mind".

    Should the part in bold be within quote marks? I am confused because we can say My dog is called Darkie. (No quote marks.)

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    Default Re: Are quote marks needed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    A strong life force will generate a strong immune system in our body. We call it "Oneness of body and mind".

    Should the part in bold be within quote marks? Yes

    I am confused because we can say My dog is called Darkie. (No quote marks.)
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    We don't normally use quotation marks for personal name. In the following sentence, many people would use them where I have:

    My first name is Jon, but most people call me "Five" or "Jed".

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