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Quad, Quadrangle

Either reference is acceptable for this popular campus landmark located between Ekstrom Library and the Humanities Building on Belknap Campus.

quotation marks

Periods and commas always go within the quotation marks; dashes, semicolons, question marks and exclamation points go within the quotes when they apply to the quoted matter and outside when they apply to the whole sentence.

For quotes within quotes, alternate between double and single quotation marks; use three marks together (with a space in between) if two quoted elements end at the same time: "It was an atomic absorption spectrometer," Pierce recalls. "When I said that, the guy looked up from his notepad and went, 'Uh, yeah.' "

FYI: If working in Word, be aware that the program will automatically turn a closing double quotation mark ( " ) into an opening one ( " ) when it follows a single ending quote mark. To get around this, type the ending single and double quote marks with no space between them, then go back and insert the space.

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