I would like to map "" to ysiw" from surround.vim to reduce number of keystrokes needed to surround a word with double quotes.

I have tried :noremap "" ysiw", however it does not work. Any ideas what could I try?

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Use regular map for a normal mode nmap:

nmap "" ysiw"

noremap is for several modes and it uses default meaning of the commands you provide on the right side, nore means "no remap".

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