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Don’t use quotation marks when nothing is being quoted

Don’t use quotation marks when nothing is being quoted. If you want to emphasise a specific part of the text, use italics.

  • Any orders ‘over £500’ will receive a 10% discount.
  • Any orders over £500 will receive a 10% discount.
  • The title of his latest film is ‘The Ring of Fire.’
  • The title of his latest film is The Ring of Fire.
    (Using capital letters shows it is the title of something.)
  • The title of his latest film is The Ring of Fire.
    (You can use italics for extra clarity if you wish.)