Do you use quotation marks for idioms or emphasis.


Do you use quotation marks for idioms or emphasis. I have found out that even native English speakers say different opinions on it, so I do not know where I have to follow. What do you experts here think about it? Thank you so much as usual in advance.

edited Oct 07 '12 at 02:17 Hans Contributor

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Yes, you can enclose an idiom in quotation marks to identify it as special in some way, but there is certainly no need to do so if it will be easily understood by your audience without being singled out for special attention.


Quotation marks should not be used for emphasis – use italics, bold, or underline; but note that underlining affects readability. Upper case is not appropriate in running text.

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