Nowhere is this more apparent than in Rule 4 in this section, a rule that has the advantage of being far simpler than Britain's and the disadvantage of being far less logical. If I am misinterpreting your comment, please provide an example where the period is outside the quotation marks at the end of a sentence in any context in American English usage, including citations. Do not use quotation marks in a block quote unless these are original quote marks in the poem. A Related Case The same principle applies when you need to incorporate parenthetical material. As you decide whether or not you want to break up a quote, you should consider the shift in emphasis that the division might create.
A simple principle applies for what seems like a thorny issue: Nest punctuation that appears within punctuation by alternating punctuation marks to disambiguate—in this case, between double and single quotation marks. Also, use a comma to introduce a direct quotation. Leave a Comment or Question: Please ensure that your question or comment relates to the topic of the blog post. Therefore, this may qualify as a quotation within a quotation. Restate the indirect quote in your own words.
There are cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. For permissible changes from single to double quotation marks and vice versa, see 13. In the recently published eleventh edition of The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation, we added a rule recommending a visible space between adjacent single and double quotation marks. For technical uses of single quotation marks, see 7. Once you've mastered quotation marks, check out the most recent grammar episodes from Grammar Girl below. Also, any punctuation otherwise required by the structure of the sentence is placed outside the single quotation marks.
Never use single quotation marks in sentences like the previous three. The rules set forth in this section are customary in the United States. If not, you need to attribute the quote more noticeably. If our guesses are correct, we recommend the following as possible clarifications: 1. You should make an effort to track down the original work when you want to quote a passage that someone also quoted. It likely tries to overcome this by making sure there is only an odd count of strings.
As explained in the article on , the quote delimiters apply only to Text type fields. Are the commas placed correctly within the single quotes? In this Article: Quoting something in an essay is easy, but quoting a quote also known as a nested quotation can be a bit trickier. Stop knocking on the door! Rarely, you will have someone quoting someone who is quoting yet another party. I am writing a paper right now and I have to quote a quote that has a quote inside of it. Also, why not just avoid the headache? And what is in quotes is just the quote character - which must be doubled up since it is in quotes.
Use single quotation marks around the quoted portion. Can someone explain the differences between the actual String contents and the formatting quotes within both cases that I've described? There are several ways to incorporate a quote more smoothly: Lead into the quote with a colon. Or am I misunderstanding something? And does that quote need to be italicized? Thus, the exclamation mark is considered to be part of the original quotation. As a courtesy, make sure there is visible space at the start or end of a quotation between adjacent single and double quotation marks. They go outside when they apply to the whole sentence.
The American rule is that periods always go inside all quotation marks. Commas are not used together with hyphens or dashes. Read the full sentence from which it comes, as well as the surrounding text. Also note that, as a courtesy, there is visible space between adjacent single and double quotation marks. Make sure you are very clear with the names of who is saying what. You place the period or other punctuation inside all quotation marks, next to the text.
Below are four guidelines for setting up and following up quotations. I open the piano and play—loud and fast. We assume it is not. I have a mystery one for you. The other two questions address the difference between putting the period or comma inside vs. Or does it start at the beginning of the sentence? I do not mean to unduly criticize.