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  1. patricia
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    thoughts and quotation marks

    Do thoughts take any kind of quotation marks?
    I searched a bit and none of the web pages I found on quotation marks even brought it up. So I guess not. Not sure though. :?

    So would this be correct?
    They have come to ruin me, he thought in despair.

    Thanks

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    Re: thoughts and quotation marks

    You can use quotation marks for thoughts. You can also use italics.

  3. patricia
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    Re: thoughts and quotation marks

    So are the quotes optional? Can I not use italics or quotes?
    And would I use simple or double quotes?

    Thanks again

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    Traditionally, double quotes were used, but nowadays I don't think it matters. I use single quotes because they're easier to type.

  4. Will
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    Re: thoughts and quotation marks

    So are the quotes optional?
    Are they? And if so, are the italics optional too? Could you just leave it minus the quotation marks and the italics?

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    Re: thoughts and quotation marks

    Quote Originally Posted by patricia
    So are the quotes optional? Can I not use italics or quotes?
    And would I use simple or double quotes?

    Thanks again
    Yes, both the italics and quotes are optional.

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