Quotes In English
What is a quote in English?
A quote is repeating a sentence, phrase, or passage from someone’s speech or text, widely used in both spoken and written language.
Why do we use quotes in spoken and written language?
Using quotes can bring some benefits to your speech or text. You should add quotes when you need more support for your points. In this way, your ideas or argument can be reinforced by a second voice who is famous, reliable and knowledgeable, so your speech or text becomes more objective. Moreover, it is a good way to show your knowledge and prove that you are well-read, prepared.
How to quote a quote
It is important to cite a quote properly to write an effective paper and avoid plagiarizing. To quote a quote, we use quotation marks. In American English, people use double quotation marks for quotations and single quotation marks for quotes within quotes while in British English, people use single quotation marks for quotes and double quotation marks for quotes within quotes.
In American English:
“Today, I would like to explain the meaning of the quote ‘Many hands make light work,’”said the teacher.
In British English:
‘Today, I would like to explain the meaning of the quote“Many hands make light work,”’said the teacher.