Last week I wrote an article about quotation marks, and I did not cover the topic of their overuse. Quotation marks are often used to “emphasize” a word when they are grammatically unnecessary or incorrect. Thankfully, another blogger has taken on the gallant task of locating errant quotation marks so that I can take a rest on this one. I just had to share!  the “blog” of “unnecessary” quotation marks

Also note: Using ‘single’ quotation marks is also not grammatically correct, unless you are quoting something within a quote. For instance: Grandma always used to say, “I live every day by the words, ‘A stitch in time saves nine.'” Single quotation marks simply don’t belong anywhere else.

And thus concludes Part 2 of the Quotation Mark Quandary.

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