Wednesday, November 14, 2007

A Single Apostrophe for 'Double Quotes'!

My last station covered the subject of proper citation and punctuation use but person have asked me about the use of dual citation marks.Double citation Marks are actually very common in screenplays, short stories, books and many other types of fictional settings.

While they are also common in non-fiction, they are not so common but the same regulations will still apply.I make not wish to go forth any authors out of the proverbial loop.

Most authors already cognize the basics of using quotation marks. In many cases however, a fictional character or fictional characters in a novel scene will be quoting each other as well.

When this is in the word form of a communicating that is already in quotations, the secondary citation grade Marks will go necessary.As tin be seen in the statute title here, the secondary quotation mark is punctuated by using a single quotation mark that expressions like an apostrophe.

Most word processors will be able to distinguish the two and if not, an apostrophe will work just as well when you are typing something. If you are writing with pen and paper as I frequently do, if your script is anywhere near as bad as mine is, cipher will ever be able to read it anyhow so it really makes not substance as long as you can understand what is there and interpret it when necessary.

Many authors will be familiar with the old "he said" and then "she said" in the revealing of a story. "Oh my!" they exclaimed in unison as they made their manner through the dark, dust-covered and dimly lit hallway.

However, a great part of many narratives affects interaction between the fictional fictional characters and mentions to other characters are often used within these dialogs. In these cases, when one fictional fictional fictional fictional character is quoting another, it is not of import what the motivation is either of the writer or of the characters.

The regulations will always be the same.

"I was talking to my friend the other twenty-four hours and they said 'the modern times are changing, darkness fill ups the air every twenty-four hours now' and then they told me of many other mysteries."

The existent citation in the dialogue between the fictional fictional characters was included in single quotes.

It may actually look very awkward when the citation mark within the character dialogue is placed at the beginning or ending of a sentence however, but this should not discourage you from using proper grammar.If you are like me and make not like the manner it looks, you can always change the dialogue around.

Still, since many people will see things differently, those illustrations necessitate to be examined here as well.

"'Many are the enigmas of life!' he said to me as he was leaving."

In the preceding instance, the primary citation is there because it is portion of the character's dialog.

It is followed by the single citation mark to bespeak that it was a citation mark within a quote.

When the citation is at the end of the sentence, it will look the same but there is still the substance of punctuation to be considered as well so it can look a small slippery at first.Just retrieve that if there is a complete idea or sentence within the quotation marks, the punctuation is also included inside of the quotes.

If the quotation is not a complete thought, the punctuation travels outside of the quotation marks.

"As Iodine was walking back to my house after this eery opportunity encounter, I was suddenly startled to see the same cryptic man. I make not cognize what surprised me more, the fact that he had been walking the other manner when I left or when he looked at me and said 'Beware the darkness!'"

Notice that there is no further punctuation for the sentence of the character's dialogue but only of the quote. While this is not by any agency the lone right reply to the job of dual quotations, it is one of the most common methods and will usually let you to acquire your authorship past times the initial proofreader and into the editors desk for selection.

Certain styles of authorship will necessitate some fluctuations and I must include that fact as a disclaimer. Additionally, while it may occasionally be necessary to include a Tertiary quote, it is best avoided if possible. On those occasions when it is necessary, alternating between dual and single citation Marks is the general regulation to be followed.

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