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Quotation marks, also called quotes, quote marks, quotemarks, speech marks and inverted commas, are punctuation marks used in pairs in various writing systems to set off direct speech, a quotation, or a phrase. The pair consists of an opening quotation mark and a closing quotation mark, which may or may not be the same character.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Quotation marks have a variety of forms in different languages and in different media.


Quotation mark sections
Intro   History    Quotation marks in English    Summary table for all languages    Specific language features    Electronic documents    Notes    References    External links   

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Quotation marks, also called quotes, quote marks, quotemarks, speech marks and inverted commas, are punctuation marks used in pairs in various writing systems to set off direct speech, a quotation, or a phrase. The pair consists of an opening quotation mark and a closing quotation mark, which may or may not be the same character.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Quotation marks have a variety of forms in different languages and in different media.


Quotation mark sections
Intro   History    Quotation marks in English    Summary table for all languages    Specific language features    Electronic documents    Notes    References    External links   

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