College Style Guide: Q

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quality

  • Contemporary usage allows for the use of “quality” as an adjective to mean “high quality,” as in “Macalester provides a quality education.” However, it is suggested that for clarity “quality” be used with a modifier. “These speakers produce high-quality sound.”

quotation marks, punctuation with

• Always place commas and periods inside quotation marks. Follow Chicago for the use of exclamation points (6.79), question marks (6.75), and semicolons (6.9) with quotation marks.

quotes or italics

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