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How do you use proverbs in an essay?

How do you use proverbs in an essay?

When to use a Proverb You can also use proverbs in formal essays, but it’s best to do so only if you intend to challenge or complicate them in some way. Because proverbs are so general and drawn from the broader culture, they don’t fit in well with two of the main goals of formal writing: specificity and originality.

Can you use single quotes for emphasis?

Quotation marks around single words can occasionally be used for emphasis, but only when quoting a word or term someone else used. If a word needs to be emphasized but is not being quoted, you should avoid putting the word in quotes and use italics instead.

What are single quotes used for?

Single quotation marks are used to mark a quote within a quote or a direct quote in a news story headline. Periods always go inside all quotation marks. A question mark is only placed inside of single quotation marks if the quote within a quote is a question.

How do you use quotes?

Quotation MarksWe use quotation marks with direct quotes, with titles of certain works, to imply alternate meanings, and to write words as words.Block quotations are not set off with quotation marks.The quoted text is capitalized if you’re quoting a complete sentence and not capitalized if you’re quoting a fragment.