Author Topic: "this" or 'this'  (Read 1299 times)

Offline Johnny 5

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"this" or 'this'
« on: May 12, 2021, 01:03:05 PM »
Whether it's a US or UK print, this seems to vary all the time.

I always use two inverted commas, so " "

But I often read books that use single inverted commas, so ' '

« Last Edit: November 07, 2021, 02:27:03 AM by jonny_555 »

Offline Viddiest

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Re: "this" or 'this'
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2021, 07:39:43 PM »
This seems to be a style decision made by the publisher. My preference is to use double quotes but something I published had all the quotes converted to single quotes, and when I asked them, they said it was an in-house decision.

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Re: "this" or 'this'
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2021, 01:38:09 AM »
In the US, the standard is double quotes for dialogue. In Britain, the standard is single quotes. Not sure about the rest of the English reading world.