Punctuation when using a proper name to describe itself


How do you punctuate a sentence like: "It's what makes Shakespeare 'Shakespeare'." I have the benefit of using this sentence in a video, so I can fade up the second proper name to avoid any punctuation at all. Is this the best way to go?

asked Aug 22 '13 at 10:01 Lisa Cline New member

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I would probably use a different font & size. Bold, italic, serif, fade in as the word gets bigger on the screen, whatever... The nice thing about a video is that you can take poetic license.

link answered Aug 22 '13 at 16:27 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

That's what I was thinking, too. A colleague suggested a comma (and no quotes), but that seems incorrect to me.

Lisa ClineAug 23 '13 at 00:41

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