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" xxxxxxx "
Shall I call the above marks as open double quotation mark and close double quotation mark?
' xxxxx '
Shall I call the above marks as open single quotation mark and close single quotation mark?
Does full stop also name as period? If yes, which one is more common?
I've always followed the rule that "word" indicates dialogue, where as
`word`is for regular quotes, though many writers perfer to use single quote marks for speech also.
I always say full stop, not period in grammar, but I think it's fairly common now in British and American English to say "Period" to mean "Not at all" or something similar.
Hope that's some help.
I always use 'full stop', I detest 'period' for aesthetic and linguistic reasons.