I've tried searching to see if anyone else has brought this up, but it doesn't seem likely. Anyway, my predicament is, as the title states, quoting a quote. Not exactly, anyway. Argh. On with the question.

So, in English class for an essay, I'm quoting the author of a poem, who is in turn quoting his uncle, Curt.

The line of the poem that I'm quoting is:

Uncle Curt laughs, "We're Americans."

I'm quoting that. So the real question is, how do I correctly quote that? I tried, "Uncle Curt laughs, "We're Americans.""

That quadruple quote thing at the end doesn't seem... right, though. So then I tried, "Uncle Curt laughs, 'We're Americans.'"

Are any of these correct? If not, any help for a poor laddie?
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I have never seen anyone use a space between the two types of quotation marks. What source did you find that reference in?
You would say, "' And my mother went walking on the road'"
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That answer really helped me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Emotion: rofl
What if you are qouting a passage from a book and a character speaks? would it be -

" Jennifer walked into the room and felt an eerie, cold feeling."Who's there?", she asked as she walked near the stairs."

or would it be-

" Jennifer walked into the room and felt an eerie, cold feeling.'Who's there?', she asked as she walked near the stairs."

would who's there have one or two quotations?
is it correst to write “‘Have you got it?’ he said. ‘Have you got it?’ and so lively was his impatience that he even laid his hand upon my arm and sought to shake me” its from Dr.jekyll and Mr.hyde.
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since the quote from Jennifer is inside your quote you use one quotation mark. therefore the second answer is correct
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