Quotation Marks and Irony? See "Scam" Example
When using quotation marks to mark a word with irony, is it better to use single or double quotation marks. Which is more correct?
- He has passed the 'difficult' scam test.
- He has passed the "difficult" scam test.
I've read different opinions, but what is the stance of Grammarly and their staff?
I tend to use italics for mine, but now that I read this, I'm thinking that maybe I should use quotes. Maybe that is why my irony was never picked up on :)
So, before I was doing something like: He has passed the difficult scam test.
Now that I think this through, if I were to actually say it allowed, I would probably do the double air quotes. So... I guess from here on out, I'll be using the double quotes for irony. Thanks!!!
|link||answered May 16 '11 at 17:14 Brian Patterson New member|
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