When should we put single inverted commas and double inverted commas?
1. Use of double inverted commas(")
a) It is used for titles of a short work. For example: For the reference to title of a magazine article.
b) It is used by a writer to indicate that the writer does not buy the meaning. For example: The " freedom of expression" for women has helped in their empowerment.
c) Many writers use double inverted commas to impart irony in their political comments.
2. Use of single inverted commas(')
a) We use single inverted commas for quoting what someone else has said.
b) It is used to indicate a quote within a quotation. For example: Newspapers use the single inverted commas for quotations in headlines.
c) It is also used to highlight the words with special meanings.