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    #1

    Single quotation marks for terminology

    If I talk about standard terms in linguistics, as in the example:

    "This affix is often called a linking element, an interfix or an intermorph"

    Can I just leave the terms as they are, without using quotation marks?Or I should put them in quotation marks? Is it optional?

    (By contrast: This affix is often called a 'linking element', an 'interfix' or an 'allomorph')

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    #2

    Re: Single quotation marks for terminology

    The single quotation marks are acceptable, but I prefer italics.

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    #3

    Re: Single quotation marks for terminology

    You should of course say "Or should I" rather than "Or I should". But in my opinion you don't need any additional punctuation.

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    #4

    Re: Single quotation marks for terminology

    Thank you.

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