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  1. writer question.

    I heard an editor complain that people overuse “ “

    i’m a bit confizzled how else are you supposed to inform the reader that talking/conversation is taking place?

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    2. BronxWench


      I think @GeorgeGlass has the right of it.

      The only other thing I can think of, and I will admit it does annoy me, is when people put a word or phrase in quotations as a form of emphasis:
      He seemed to think he was always going to be “the big man on campus” despite being the lowest producer on the team.

      And there’s the quote within conversation, which should be marked by ‘ ‘ rather than “ “ :
      “So, he said the me, ‘I won’t eat that rubbish.’ Can you imagine the cheek?”

    3. JayDee


      Is your editor Herr Starr?(edit - deleted link as no preview per forum rules but Google something like Herr Starr improper use of inverted commas to see an overreaction! )

      Edit 2 – Found an imur link with preview! (NSFW due to languague, two pages from comic Preacher with discussion of inverted commas!)

    4. BronxWench


      *dies laughing*