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    Are quotation marks needed?

    The Daishonin's father, Mikuni no Taifu, had the following dream:

    Bodhisattva Kokuzo, who represents the wisdom of the universe, appeared before him. The Bodhisattva carried a handsome boy on his shoulder. He told the husband, ‘This child is Bodhisattva Jogyo for us. He is also Shozai Makasatta (the Bodhisattva who produces treasures). He was predicted to be a great leader to save all people. I will grant this lovely boy to you.'

    Are open inverted commas needed before Bodhisattva and are close inverted commas needed after 'you'. If so, should it be you'." or you.''' in British English.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 30-Mar-2016 at 19:56. Reason: Removed bold - it was unnecessary.

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    Re: Are quotation marks needed?

    Please state the source of this quotation.

    The quotation marks are correctly placed. It doesn't matter whether you use single or double — just be consistent.

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    Re: Are quotation marks needed?

    Thanks, Rover. It's from a Nichiren Shu magazine.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 30-Mar-2016 at 17:48. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.

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