use of quotation marks when giving instructions on a gift tag
Asked by: sheesh-ga
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25 Oct 2005 17:02 PDT
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I am going to give out a holiday spice bundle to my family and friends to which I plan to attach instructions. Do I use quotation marks for this? Ex. "Place the muslin bag into a kettle or pan. Add a quart of water and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat to low and simmer for a while. Your house will smell wonderful!" Is it correct to put quotations around the directions or is it unnecessary?
Re: use of quotation marks when giving instructions on a gift tag
Answered By: efn-ga on 25 Oct 2005 20:16 PDT
Hi sheesh, Quotation marks would be unnecessary in this case, since the writing is from you directly to the recipient and you are not quoting someone else's instructions. The Purdue University Online Writing Lab has a page on uses of quotation marks. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_quote.html Wikipedia's article probably has much more than you want to know. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quotation_mark Regards, --efn
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