The sentences from “A Modest Proposal” that use quotation marks properly are:
- A) Swift explains that landlords “seem to have the best title to the children.”
- D) Swift writes, “I think the advantages by the proposal which I have made are obvious and many, as well as of the highest importance.”
- E) “This food would likewise bring great custom to taverns,” Swift writes.
Choices A, D and E are correct because they are actual quotes and do not retell the words by Swift. The inverted commas symbol is used to present a verbatim dialogue from a given book. A quotation mark is simply an element of punctuation that is used to indicate direct speech.
Quotation marks are the symbols used to showcase an understanding of what has been said without interfering with the meaning. Periods and commands can end a quote based on what comes after the sentence.