What does it mean when words are in quotation marks?

Quotation marks around single words can occasionally be used for emphasis, but only when quoting a word or term someone else used. Usually, this implies that the author doesn’t agree with the use of the term. When quotation marks are put around a word in this way, they are called scare quotes.

Should a quote in the middle of a sentence be capitalized?

Capitalize the First Word in a Sentence that Is a Direct Quote. When quoting, the first word of a complete sentence should be capitalized, regardless of its placement within the main sentence. Matthew said, “In that case, I’m going out for a walk!”

Do you start a quotation with a capital letter?

Begin every quotation with a capital letter if the quotation marks the beginning of a sentence. Do not use a capital letter for the second part of a quotation that divides a sentence. Do not use quotation marks around indirect quotations. Always put periods and commas inside quotation marks.

Which of the following is capitalized when they are derived from proper names?

Proper nouns are always capitalized while common nouns are only capitalized if they appear at the beginning of a sentence or are part of a title.