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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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Jim said, "My new car is red."
Peter said, "I just heard Jim say, 'My new car is red.'"
So your last version is correct.
"'rob is a great kid'"
This lookes wrong too me.
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I am writing a paper right now and I have to quote a quote that has a quote inside of it. I think I will just not quote this part. Tough stuff.
Its like the episode of FRIENDS where "they don't KNOW that we KNOW that they KNOW we KNOW they KNOW" if you havnt seen that episode... you are a lost cause.