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Quotation marks (“ ”) are used to enclose words that were originally stated from another source. They are also used to set off spoken dialog, when writing the name of a song title, when writing the title and/or chapter of a book, the name of a magazine, essays, newspaper, theater play and TV show.
They are also used when the writer wants to highlight a particular word or phrase in order to bring the reader’s attention to it. They always come in pairs - open quotation marks and close quotation marks.
When using quotation marks there are certain rules that apply to the placement of punctuation marks.
What do you do when you have a quote within a quote? In American written English, when you have a quote within a quote, the inner quote has single quotation marks while the outer, main quote has double quotation marks. In other countries such as the U.K., this is reversed with the single quotation marks on the outside and the double quotation marks on the inside. We will be using the American rule for this quiz.
Example of quote within a quote: John said, “My most favorite book is ‘Treasure Island’.”