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Single Quotation Marks.  

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th ed.)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2020
Published Online: 
Feb 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0008.022.0356
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Use single quotation marks for quotations within quotations. He looked at us and said, “As my patients always told me, ‘Be a good listener.’ ” Previous | Next Place closing quotation marks outside commas and periods, inside colons and semicolons. Place question marks, dashes, and exclamation points inside quotation marks only when they are part of the quoted material. If they apply to the whole statement, place them outside the quotation marks....

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