Hi Everyone! I saw a question raised in another post that I've been wondering about myself, so I thought I'd ask about it here. There seems to be a current trend (by some of the more modern writers), to substitute single quotation marks for double ones in dialogue. For example, instead of: "My name is George." ---we're seeing things like: 'My name is George.' or My name is George. I realize the first example is standard, but if I had the choice myself I would actually prefer the second since it's neater and more streamlined and it seems to interfere less with the print. Can anyone tell me what (if any) rule exists in this case and if the double quotation standard is inviolable in the publishing world? I mean, clearly there are authors who disregard convention (Cormac McCarthy, especially), but I wondered what the current 'position' was on this. Thanks!