Quotation Marks in Depth


Grammar Girl agrees with me.

I asked you “Who said ‘I asked you that?’?” (Single quotes for quote within a quote.  Two questions).

He wondered, “Should I ask her out?” (Question is in the quote).

Did she say “I hate you”? (Whole sentence is a question).

“What the hell?” she fumed angrily as she shouted, “You can’t tell me what to do.”  First question needs ? in quotes.  Period inside the quotation at the end to mark end of sentence.

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