I'm trying to quote this in my paper:

despite the universal desire to return to "normal," things changed

How would I quote this in MLA? Would I substitute the double quotations for single, or use double quotes for everything?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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According to MLA guidelines:

"Use single quotation marks to enclose quotes within another quotation."


"despite the universal desire to return to 'normal,' things changed"

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