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  1. dillseed

    dillseed Active Member

    Feb 26, 2013
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    ‘Gone With the Wind’'s director

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by dillseed, Feb 28, 2013.

    Without having to use italics and not recasting this sentence, can I get away with punctuating it in this manner? I think both work with single or double quotes.

    ‘Gone With the Wind’'s director was proud of his film's accomplishments.

    “Gone With the Wind”'s director was proud of his film's accomplishments.

    Curly quotes around the movie title and a straight quote to denote possession. A simple yes or no - is this acceptable?

  2. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

    Nov 21, 2006
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    Coquille, Oregon
    i strongly suggest you reword the sentence to not need the confused/confusing punctuation...

    if you insist on keeping that structure, just don't put the film's title in quotes, since the most acceptable choice for film titles is italics, not " "... if this appears in a ms, underline the title, which indicates that it should be italicized in print...

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