Thursday, January 19, 2017

Confusing British punctuation

In quotations, the British use the single first ['], and then the double ["] for quotes within quotes - just the opposite of how we do it in the USA. This makes reading it slightly difficult to read their passages that contain involved conversations.

British: 'She told me, "I'm going to town," and then she went.'
U.S.: "She told me, 'I'm going to town,' and then she went."

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