General Usage Rules In America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, the general rule is that double quotes are used to denote direct speech. Single quotes are used to enclose a quote within a quote , a quote within a headline, or a title within a quote .
If you are an American, using quotation marks could hardly be simpler: Use double quotation marks at all times unless quoting something within a quotation , when you use single . It’s different in the greater Anglosphere, where they generally use singles in books and doubles in newspapers.
The JSON standard requires double quotes and will not accept single quotes , nor will the parser. If you have a simple case with no escaped single quotes in your strings (which would normally be impossible, but this isn’t JSON ), you can simple str.
Quotation marks are also called inverted commas, speech marks, or quotes . Quotation marks can be used in two styles; single (‘ ‘ or ‘) or double (“ ” or “), and can also appear in two different typefaces; either as so called dumb or straight quotes (‘ or “) or as smart quotes (‘ ‘ or “ ”).
You need to press shift to type double quotes . Typing Neutral Quote on Windows Use alt key with 0034 to type neutral quotation mark in Word and other Windows based documents. Alternatively, use can use 0022 and alt X keys to type neutral quote only on Word documents.
Quotation marks around single words can occasionally be used for emphasis , but only when quoting a word or term someone else used . If a word needs to be emphasized but is not being quoted, you should avoid putting the word in quotes and use italics instead.
Single quotation marks are used to indicate quotations inside of other quotations . “Jessie said, ‘Goodbye,’” Ben said. This is Ben talking, so his words go in quotation marks . But because we’re quoting Ben quoting someone else, Jessie, we use single quotation marks to indicate the quote within the quote .
HTML Entities for Quotation Marks, Code Table
|«||«||Left-Pointing Double Angle Quotation Mark|
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If you use single quotation marks, then you should use double quotation marks for a quote within a quote. If you use double quotation marks, then you should use single quotation marks for a quote within a quote.
Right Double Quotation Mark UNICODE. U+0201D. HEX CODE. ” HTML CODE. ” HTML ENTITY. ” CSS CODE. 201D. <span>”</span> content: “201D”;
Enclosing quotation marks That means strings containing single quotes need to use double quotes and strings containing double quotes need to use single quotes . “It’s six o’clock.”; ‘Remember to say “please” and “thank you.”‘; Alternatively, you can use a backslash to escape the quotation marks .
Rule: Use single quotation marks inside double quotation marks when you have a quotation within a quotation. Example: Bobbi told me, “Delia said, ‘This will never work. ‘ ”