"The Buddha in the Latter Day of the Law is a common mortal.

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Karen123456

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Malaysia English
Furthermore, ‘I’ of I represent a common mortal” is explained in the following passage.

"The Buddha in the Latter Day of the Law is a common mortal. He is a priest in the form of a common mortal."

Are inverted commas necessary in British English?

Thanks.
 
  • sdgraham

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    USA English
    We (AE) call them "quotation marks" and if it is a quotation from somebody, a book, a newspaper article, etc,. yes, indeed. (or some other means of identifying quoted material):)
     
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    stez

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    english - australia
    If The Latter Day of the Law is the name of a text you need something to distinguish it from the rest of the sentence. I used italics.
     

    PaulQ

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    UK
    English - England
    As "The Buddha in the Latter Day of the Law is a common mortal. He is a priest in the form of a common mortal." is a quotation from the book, then, yes, the inverted commas are required.
     

    sdgraham

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    USA English
    If The Latter Day of the Law is the name of a text you need something to distinguish it from the rest of the sentence. I used italics.
    :thumbsup::thumbsup:
    You could also have used 'single' quotation marks (AE), which is what you will see in American newspapers that have not updated typesetting systems.
     
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