Can a quote be more than one sentence?
A longer quotation might span multiple sentences. Use four ellipsis points (rather than three) to indicate any omission between two sentences. The first point indicates the period at the end of the first sentence quoted, and the three spaced ellipsis points follow.
What do scare quotes mean?
Quotation marks used in this way are informally called scare quotes. Scare quotes are quotation marks placed around a word or phrase from which you, the writer, wish to distance yourself because you consider that word or phrase to be odd or inappropriate for some reason.
What do quotation marks mean in texting?
Perhaps it should go without saying, but quotation marks are for quoting people. Quoting doesn’t mean summarizing or paraphrasing; it means repeating exactly what someone said. If you put double quotes around a phrase, your reader will often assume that someone, somewhere, said that exact phrase or sentence.
What are air quotes called?
Air quotes, also called finger quotes (see also “scare quotes”), are virtual quotation marks formed in the air with one’s fingers when speaking. The air-quoted phrase is—in the most common usage—very short, at most a few words.
What does finger in the air mean?
A method of doing something that is not scientific or accurate. E.g. It isn’t an exact science—it’s a kind of finger in the air thing.