Man I never really thought about these that much but they seem to mean quite a bit. There appear to be a few ways quotation marks can be interpreted.
- "The history of York is the history of England". A set of quotes around what is an actual quotation, highlighting that this is something someone else has said.
- A person can be easily "blinded by love". These quotes are signalling that the audience should know enough about love to know what this means, thus a more full explanation of the phrase will not be necessary.
- The "proper" way to dress is always dictated by fashion magazines. These quotes are signalling that this is what may be commonly thought and is not what I personally think.
There seems to be a lot that is not common sense in this. This was my first real learning experience from the good study guide and I am looking forward to many more to come.