What’s the difference between using single and double quotation marks/inverted commas?
How are embedded quotations used?
When should end punctuation go inside quotes?
Is it correct to use “punctuation outside of the quotations”, or “inside?”
Let me know if this belongs on Writers.se. Furthermore, I have a strong feeling this has already been covered, but I wouldn’t know where, since I don’t know what to name this situation.
Moving on, I will express a dialogue like this:
A: “What did he say to you?’
B1: “He leaned close to me, and said in a gravely and drunken voice, “It’s not easy.” ”
Or would it be,
B2: “He leaned close to me, and said in a gravely and drunken voice, ‘It’s not easy.’ ”
B3: “He leaned close to me, and said in a gravely and drunken voice, “It’s not easy”.”
I’ve tried to be helpful (and probably failed), but let me know.