How Do You Troubleshoot the Error “unexpected EOF while looking for match `\”‘”?

Problem scenario
You run a Bash command or an Ansible playbook, but you get stymied by this problem: "unexpected EOF while looking for match `\"'"

What should you do when you see this message?

Verify your escape characters have a space after the symbol that they are escaping.

For example, if you have \""

change it to \" "

The escape character may be working on two sequential symbols (without a space).

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