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Quotations within quotations.

Post  Katrina on Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:45 pm

Occasionally, a quotation is contained within a quoted passage. Use the following punctuation rules in this situation.

1. Locate the quotation inside the quoted passage.
2. Use single quotation marks around a quotation within a quoted passage.

Example: According to an article about a new treatment for asthma, “Over 76 percent of the patients were “very happy” with the results.”

In this example, “very happy” is a quotation within a quoted passage. Therefore, it needs to have single quotation marks around it.

Revised: According to an article about a new treatment for asthma, “Over 76 percent of the patients were ‘very happy’ with the results.”

Remember: Use single quotation marks around a quotation within a quotation.


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