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Quotation Mark

Quotation marks(“...”) are a type of punctuation used in pairs to designate text as material quoted from another writer.
People are notorious for desiring attention—as Shakespeare once noted: "All the world's a stage".
A leading expert on anorexia, Anderson says, "The source of an eating disorder is usually more difficult to uncover than the conventional wisdom would have us believe".

To put something in quotations is to use quotation marks to designate an item in your writing as quoted material.
When writing your thesis, you should put all direct wording from another source in quotations. This will ensure that you avoid plagiarism, or taking credit for words that are not your own.
The student was brought before an ethics board when it was found that he'd failed to cite many of his directly lifted passages in quotations.


An asterisk (*) is a symbol that directs the reader’s attention to the bottom of the page for an explanatory note, such as a footnote or reference.
The note that accompanied the asterisk mentioned the possible mythical nature of the author's account, which made many readers sceptical of its veracity.
In more informal writing, it is considered acceptable to use an asterisk to note a reference, but in formal essays or research, numbered references are required.
A newer use for the asterisk is to correct a typographical error in a digital message, such as a text or email. When you mistype a word or are auto¬corrected in error, you may follow your message with the asterisk and the correct spelling.
Do you need anything to eat or is there something you need me to get you from the shtore? *store.
Don't worry about stopping on the way home. When I was in town earlier today, I picked you're shoes up. *your.