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For example, let's say I'm copying instructions by hand. The original instructions say:

  • Multiply the first by the second
  • Integrate the third with the fourth
  • Integrate the third with the fifth

And on a page I write:

  • Multiply the first by the second
  • Integrate the third with the fourth
  • "" with the fifth

I know this example is silly, but hopefully it's clear what I mean.

What is this called?

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  • Requote with quotes Sep 16 '16 at 12:48
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    Note you only need one (double) quotation mark in your last bullet point. Sep 16 '16 at 19:35
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They are ditto marks.

ditto stems from the Tuscan dialect of the Italian detto - 'said'; Latin dictus - 'said'.

Oxford Dictionaries Online.

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