Inverted commas are used to give the exact words of a speaker or to enclose a quotation.
Inverted Commas are represented by symbol ” “.
He said, “I have fulfilled my promise”.
“Live and let life”, is a golden principle.
More Uses of Inverted Commas
- If a quotation occurs within a quotation then it is marked as single inverted commas.
The examiner said, “the boy sitting next to me said, ‘be careful, the invigilator is watching us’ and I told him to do his work”.
- Used to enclose technical and unfamiliar items or such words as are used to convey unusual meanings.
Example: The “invisible” government of Pakistan is responsible for this.
Note: A word written within inverted commas has opposite meanings. Honest in inverted commas as “Honest” means dishonest.
- To enclose titles of literary or other pieces of work.
He read a loud “Button Button”.
He read aloud “The Rain”.