The AP Guide to Newswriting (Ch. 8)

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The AP Guide to Newswriting (Ch. 8) by Rene J. Cappon

I learned that profanity should never be used to condescend, but to give someone flavor. I never thought of quotation marks as being a “human voice,” but I really like the idea. I also learned that when someone uses common words to give their opinion on something, it doesn’t need quotation marks, only unusual words do:

“The critic called it a “wonderful” movie.

Had our critic called it “incandescent,” however, quotation marks would be proper.” (pg. 72)

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