I'd like to write

.. using OpenAI's GPT-3.5 Turbo model ..

except the word 'OpenAI' must be in single quotes (it's a requirement of the institution I'm writing for).


seems like the most logical choice, but looks odd, and I don't think I've ever seen a double quote like that before (two ' characters in a row).

Any ideas?

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I agree ‘Open AI’'s doesn't look sleek and the two adjacent punctuation marks might be mistaken for a typo. Is there a reason why you must use the possessive apostrophe?

The ‘OpenAI’ ChatGPT 3.5-turbo model…

make the company's name a noun adjunct

Consider inverting the order

ChatGPT 3.5-turbo model by ‘OpenAI’ is…

  • Good idea about switching the order. From the organisation: "Please always write package names, software names and application programming interface names in single quotes. e.g: --> 'git'; 'OpenAI';"
    – stevec
    Mar 20, 2023 at 12:40
  • @stevec You don't need the possessive apostrophe either ”Clients using the latest ‘Apple’ iPhone…” With the possessive apostrophe it sounds a bit off: “Clients using the latest Apple's iPhone…”
    – Mari-Lou A
    Mar 20, 2023 at 12:50
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    Thanks, I like that idea a lot. I edited to: Using the 'OpenAI' 'GPT-3.5 Turbo' Large Language Model.
    – stevec
    Mar 20, 2023 at 12:56
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    I'd note that wording beginning with please may not be the demand you read. Sounds like a request for a courtesy that, when it interferes with clear reading as here, you dispense with it. Mar 20, 2023 at 14:32
  • @stevec OpenAI is a company name, not the name of a product or API; your style guide is wrong.
    – alphabet
    Mar 21, 2023 at 3:02

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