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Quotation Mark

Language point

Noting the wide range of ingredients that immigrant cultures have brought to the United States, Mr Scheib said: 'Now people really love the idea of experimenting.

Tuesday, 3 August, 2004, 12:00am

Systematic way to spot mistakes

I doubt if you would find many punctuation or spelling mistakes in a book that you have been reading. That is because a publisher reads through every piece of work thoroughly, checking for mistakes before it is finally printed.

11 May 2004 - 12:00am

Get smart with quotes and save a lot of time

Every so often I get a question - or in this case a question with a solution attached to it - that is worth publishing for a laugh alone. To have it address a problem that has plagued people the world over, and certainly a few readers of this column, is indeed a bonus.

4 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Racy quotes not accurate

In response to your article about me, 'Madam Sin' (Sunday Morning Post Magazine, February 4), it is a pity so much of what I said has been paraphrased (in quotation marks, no less) to sound racier and more 'hooker-like'.

24 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Doctor takes umbrage at inverted commas

THE telephone shrieks off the hook and by its tone we guess that trouble looms at the other end.

Sure enough. Blasting away down the line was . . . now let's get this right, DR George Adams, who takes us to task for having added inverted commas to his title when we made reference to him the other day.

16 Sep 1994 - 12:00am