Question by  protoman (24)

What is the correct way to write quotes within quotes?

Like when you are quoting someone who is quoting someone else...


Answer by  Danie (993)

When you are quoting something within a quote there is a special way to write this in English. The proper way is to use the symbols ' ' around the item being said within the quote. As usual, you will use " " to encase the regular quote that you are using in your paper.


Answer by  CarolynOsborne (2804)

If you are American, your main quote uses double quote marks (") and the quote within uses single quote marks ('). If you are British, everything works the other way around. Single for the main, double for the quote within.


Answer by  Anonymous

For example, "They went to the woman. She said, 'Hello'".

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