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Posted By: Jos
17-Jun-19 - 03:36 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Is that rule about single and double quotes being for either speech or quotations an American rule? It might work in a novel or story, but otherwise what happens if you are quoting what someone said?

All the publishers I have come across require either consistent use of double quotes, but with single for a quotation within a quotation, or consistent use of single quotes, but with double for a quotation within a quotation - this is more common with UK publishers.