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If you're using American English, your sentence is like: "I was talking to Alison the other day she said 'I like your shirt!'" Lisa commented. That means add single quotes inside the double quotes. Another example: "So I was walking with Chris," said Nick, "and he said 'Madison's having a party.'" If you're using British English, your ...


As long as you use two different sets of quotation marks readers should easily be able to follow the conversation. However, I think it would be more correct and more readable if you added a comma before the inner quotation. Of course, you could always avoid the dilemma by having Lisa describe Alison's words to her rather than recite them verbatim, "she ...

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