To begin, this is my first post on these forums. I'd like to thank all of you first and foremost for your time. I've recently finished my second manuscript and I will soon be sending it out for a hopeful publication. However, before I print it, there is a grammatical part of it I wish to ask all of you about. The sentence is written on a sheet of paper by a professor, looking like this: "Billy quickly moved the big box of papers." Now the sentence itself isn't my concern (its meant to be simple). What I'm concerned about is how its meant to be written when my main character re-iterates the words in the story...i.e. the text looks something like this: "'Moved' is the verb, 'Billy' is the subject, 'quickly' is the adverb and 'of papers' is a prepositional phrase, acting like an adjective by modifying the box." The main character speaks this aloud yet, did I write it properly? Should there be the ' ' (I don't know what their called), around the re-iterated word? I italicized them as well. Do you think this is acceptable? Hope my question is clear, I apologize for any confusion. Thank you for your time and responses.