Quotation Marks - Communist article

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Hello, the sentence I am having trouble with is below and is how I think it should be:

 

A country 'locked in an old wooden box’. 

 

This is for the quotation marks which I believe are used on words which are used not in their literal sense - as above.

 

Should the quotation marks just be for 'old wooden box'? Or seperately for 'locked' and 'old wooden box'?

 

Also when the same phrase is used later in the article, is it necessary to repeat the use of quotation marks?

 

This is an article I am copy editing. Your help is much appreciated!

 

Richard

quotation asked Jan 16 '13 at 19:56 Richard Dyson New member

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