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    utilize v. use

    1. "The Atlantean Sword is a bastard sword utilized by Conan in the films Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer."
    2. "The Atlantean Sword is a bastard sword used by Conan in the films Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer."
    3. "The Atlantean Sword is a bastard sword made used by Conan in the films Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer.

    1 is the original one. What is the difference between 1,2 and 3?

    http://conan.wikia.com/wiki/Atlantean_Sword

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    Re: utilize v. use

    Sentence 2 would be correct if the film's title were italicized or surrounded with quotation marks. It means the same as sentence 1. Sentence 3 is incorrect.
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    Re: utilize v. use

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Sentence 2 would be correct if the film's title were italicized or surrounded with quotation marks. It means the same as sentence 1. Sentence 3 is incorrect.
    This implies that the quotation marks cannot be used for quotated sources/sentences which is confused me.

    Would you please explain?

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    Re: utilize v. use

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    1. "The Atlantean Sword is a bastard sword utilized by Conan in the films Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer."
    2. "The Atlantean Sword is a bastard sword used by Conan in the films 'Conan the Barbarian' and 'Conan the Destroyer' ."
    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    This implies that the quotation marks cannot be used for quoted sources/sentences which is confused me.

    Would you please explain?
    I didn't intend to imply that. I've demonstrated the use of italics and quotation marks to set off film titles in sentence 1 and 2, respectively, above. You can use the same technique with book, play, TV show or game titles as well.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 26-Jun-2017 at 14:20. Reason: Fix formatting of two closing single quotation marks.
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