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(one pair of single quotation marks, written as (‘ ’) and used especially for a quotation within another quotation):
He said, “I told you to say ‘Open, sesame’ when you want to enter the mountain.”
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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, and double quotes.
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