Ar 14:04 -0700 1998-07-16, scríobh John Cowan:
>The statement about English quotation character semantics applies
>primarily to U.S. and Canadian practice. In most other English-speaking
>countries, the custom is to use SINGLE quotation marks for quotations,
>and DOUBLE quotation marks for quotations-within-quotations.
I think that was formerly true more than it is today. On the front page of
today's Irish Times -- just to pick up a source at random -- DOUBLE quotes
are used in quotations of people being interviewed. The "North American"
practice is certainly common in Ireland.
That said, the Concise Oxford does state: "A quotation within a quotation
is put in double quotation marks."
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