In text: Use double quotation marks to enclose quotations. Use single quotation marks to set off quotes within quotes.
Correct: Smith stated, “Benin wrote ‘the limit does not exist’ when referring to this equation” (p. 9).
Incorrect: Smith stated, “Benin wrote “the limit does not exist” when referring to this equation” (p. 9).
In block quotations (any quotations of 40 or more words): Do not use quotation marks to enclose block quotations. Use double quotation marks to set off quotes within block quotations.
With punctuation: Place periods and commas within closing quotation marks. Place other punctuation inside quotation marks only when they are part of the quoted material. (APA6, 4.08).
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