Unnecessary Quotation Marks
If no one said the words, do not use quotation marks. Quotation marks shouldn’t be used for emphasis, indirect quotations, or anything other than quotes.
“Do not” park here.
“Never” use quotation marks for emphasis!
Don’t use quotation marks for emphasis. For emphasis, you can use italics, underline, or bold letters.
They said that the “British were coming”.
Because of that, we know this is an indirect quote, so the quotation marks aren’t necessary.
The neighbour popped in to say “hi”.
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