Single Quotation Marks

This week’s PUGS Pointer: Single quotation marks are used to indicate quotes within quotes. There is no other use for a single quotation mark. (CMOS 11.33) Example:

“And He said to them, ‘Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men’” (Matthew 4:19 NASB).

In typesetting, the publisher will insert a “hair space” between a single quotation mark and a double quotation mark.

NOTE: If you’re using “curly quotes,” make sure the single quotation marks are curled in the right direction.