correct use of quotation marks

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The recently built children's amusement park has been called "a boon to the community "by its supporters and "an eyesore" by its harshest critics.

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The recently built children's amusement park has been called "a boon to the community "by its supporters and "an eyesore: by its harshest critics.
asked Nov 02 '12 at 01:56 Michele Norman New member

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Quotation marks always come in pairs -- one to open the quote and one to close the quote. The opening mark comes immediately before the first quoted word, and the closing mark immediately follows the last word (except periods and commas are placed between the last word and the closing mark).

 

Your sentence is incorrect because it only has opening quotation marks.  Looking closely, I see that one of the three marks has been misplaced (in front of "by" rather than after "supporters." The last mark is missing.

 

The recently built children's amusement park has been called "a boon to the community" by its supporters and "an eyesore" by its harshest critics.

link comment edited Nov 02 '12 at 15:18 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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