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    #1

    "He and I got similar marks"

    "He and I got similar marks". Here by 'similar' I meant 'close'.what could 'similar' be better replaced with.

    Also please tell me if it's okay to use double quotation marks for the words I used single quotation marks.

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    #2

    Re: "He and I got similar marks"

    In a sentence enclosed by quotation marks ("--") we use single quotation marks ('--') inside.

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    #3

    Re: "He and I got similar marks"

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    In a sentence enclosed by quotation marks ("--") we use single quotation marks ('--') inside.
    That's American practice. British English can follow that rule or use single quotes for the main quotation and double quotes for inner quotations.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: "He and I got similar marks"

    I think "similar" is a great choice. Keep it.

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    Re: "He and I got similar marks"

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    In a sentence enclosed by quotation marks ("--") we use single quotation marks ('--') inside.
    ...and vice versa.

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    #6

    Re: "He and I got similar marks"

    I've been using double quotation marks to quote other's words verbatim and single quotation marks to make a word stand out like I did in the original sentence.

    Is that a correct practice?

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    Re: "He and I got similar marks"

    I was thinking about 'close'. Is 'similar' better than 'close'?

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    Re: "He and I got similar marks"

    Quote Originally Posted by MeyaN View Post
    I've been using double quotation marks to quote other's words verbatim and single quotation marks to make a word stand out like I did in the original sentence.

    Is that a correct practice?
    See post #3.

    Quote Originally Posted by MeyaN View Post
    I was thinking about 'close'. Is 'similar' better than 'close'?
    See post #4.

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    Re: "He and I got similar marks"

    Quote Originally Posted by MeyaN View Post
    I've been using double quotation marks to quote other's words verbatim and single quotation marks to make a word stand out like I did in the original sentence.
    It's fine:

    When John wrote "I should of said something earlier", he wrote 'of' when he should have written 'have'.

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    Re: "He and I got similar marks"

    Quote Originally Posted by MeyaN View Post
    I was thinking about 'close'. Is 'similar' better than 'close'?

    You would need to restructure your sentence.

    "He and I got marks that were close [to each other]".

    Seriously, your starting sentence is superior, correct, and is natural usage.

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