Quotation marks rules & examples.

Quotation Marks को हिंदी में उद्धरण चिन्ह कहते हैं. इसे दर्शाने के लिए Single Inverted Comma  ( ‘ ) or Dobule Inverted Comma ( ” ) का प्रयोग करते हैं . पहले लोग English Writing करते समय Single Inverted Comma का ज्यादा प्रयोग करते थे , लेकिन अब Double Inverted Comma का प्रयोग ज्यादा होता है . आज के इस Post में जिसका Topic है – Quotation marks rules & examples: Punctuation marks में हम लोग इसके बारे में details में पढ़ेंगे .

You know very well how important it is for a writer to know punctuation marks. We know that putting a punctuation mark in a sentence in the wrong place changes the meaning of that sentence. That’s why we have brought you the complete series of Punctuation Marks, in this whole series we will read and learn about each and every punctuation in detail.  Friends, in our previous post, we got a lot of information about punctuation marks. In today’s post, we will read and learn about Quotation Marks.

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Quotation Mark  ( ”   ” ) :

In the English language especially in writing, it’s used to indicate direct speech or dialogue or any quotation from a written text. It’s indicated by mark – ”    “.  This mark is called a double inverted comma.

किसी की कही गयी बात को ज्यों का त्यों Double Inverted Comma के अंदर लिखना। 

It is also known as Speech marks, Inverted Commas.


What is Quotation Marks?

English Language में Quotation mark एक प्रकार का Punctuation Mark होता है ,जिसे दर्शाने के लिए चिन्ह ”    “ का प्रयोग करते हैं। इसके प्रयोग से  English Writing में Speech or Quotation ( किसी की कही बात ) की शुरवात और अंत को दिखाया जाता है .

शुरुवात में प्रयोग किये जाने वाले inverted comma को starting comma और अंत में प्रयोग किये जाने वाले inverted comma को Closing comma भी कहते हैं .

Simple शब्दों में कहें तो किसी के द्वारा कही गयी बात को ज्यों का त्यों लिखने के जिस  inverted comma ( ” ” ) का प्रयोग करते हैं , उसे ही Quotation Mark कहते हैं .

Quotation mark को दिखाने के लिए  Single Inverted Comma ( ‘ ) का प्रयोग पहले बहुत ज्यादा किया जाता था लेकिन धीरे – धीरे अब Double Inverted Comma ( ” ) का प्रयोग किया जाने लगा .

Definition in English :

A quotation mark in the English Language is a type of Punctuation Mark, which uses the symbol ” “ to represent it. Using this, the beginning and end of Speech or Quotation (someone’s words) are shown in English Writing.

In simple words, the inverted comma (” “) used to write exactly what someone has said is called Quotation Mark.


Example :

  • Ram Said, ” I am not happy because of you.”
  • His friend calls him, “big brother.”
  • He said, ” I am your best friend.”

Definition As per Collins: It’s punctuation marks that are used in writing to show where speech or a quotation begins and ends.


Quotation Mark
Quotation Mark

Rules to use Quotation Marks :

It’s very important in English writing to place punctuation marks in the right place. Here are some basic rules about Quotation marks.

1 ) It can be used in double inverted comma ( ” ) . e.g.

  • “I am not going to school,” the boy said.
  • Tom said, ” hey man how are you?”

2 ) It can be used single inverted comma ( ‘ ) also in place of the double inverted comma.

  • He said, ‘ I am not coming with you.’
  • Radha speaks, ‘ can you give men that pen.’

3 ) Quote within a quote: A single inverted comma is used to indicate a quotation inside a quotation.e.g. –

  • He said, ” I like your sister because she is very high ‘educated’ and ‘pretty’.”

4 ) Always put a period i.e. full stop (.)  before the closing comma.

  • He said, ” you are my best friend.


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