1. lameri
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    Single quotation marks

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by lameri, May 1, 2011.

    Do they always go before a period? I find some sources who say yes (just like double quotation marks), others say that it depends on the usage.
    Thank you.
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    1) She said, "you have the option to stay as you are or to ‘go to reduction’."

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    2) She said, "you have the option to stay as you are or to ‘go to reduction.’"
     
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    in this instance, the first is what i'd use... but you must capitalize 'you'...

    to avoid confusion, it would be best to simply reword the sentence so the quote within a quote won't be last... i don't see any good reason for those words to be in ' ' anyway...
     

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