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A married lady's proper name is Mrs. Rutledge Dingle. Her first name is Frances. When addressed by her nickname, Miss Fran, should "Miss Fran" be set off in quotation marks?
"Miss Fran" was my English teacher, and she said it should be in quotation marks since it was not her real name.

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  • Related, but without a satisfactory answer: english.stackexchange.com/questions/386222/… Commented Jun 19, 2017 at 0:00
  • @Race I thought it was quite a good answer. Obviously when writing to the lady who thinks her nickname should be in quotes, it would be courteous to put it in quotes. Otherwise to guidance in the answer is very useful. I'd be inclined to close this as a duplicate.
    – Xanne
    Commented Jun 19, 2017 at 0:27
  • @Xanne I'm actually not criticizing anyone's answer, but it can't be marked as a duplicate without someone upvoting at least one answer on the question it's being marked a duplicate of. Commented Jun 19, 2017 at 0:28
  • Harold, your question is a good one, you might find that the answer already exists in the answers and comments of the linked question. Cheers and welcome to EL&U! Commented Jun 19, 2017 at 0:36
  • In some contexts nicknames and the like are set apart with quotations, to make it more obvious that they are, indeed, nicknames.
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Jun 19, 2017 at 2:23

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