Sometimes I need to adjust a quote for whatever reason. I don't want to steal somebody else's words, so I want to quote, but if it's no longer their exact words, wrapping it in "" doesn't feel right to me.
For example, I just altered
if I couldn’t do it within 10 minutes, I couldn’t do it at all
To squeeze it into a tweet. I wound up changing it slightly to
If I couldn’t do it in 10 min, I couldn’t do it at all
I wrapped it in ~~ to try to show that it's not a direct quote, but wonder; is there a way to 'almost' quote somebody?