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    Red face quotation mark, full stop

    " 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?

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    Default Re: quotation mark, full stop

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    " xxxxxxx "

    Shall I call the above marks [as] open double quotation marks and close double quotation marks?

    ' xxxxx '

    Shall I call the above marks [as]open [single] quotation mark and close [single] quotation mark?

    Is full stop also called period? If yes, which one is more common?

    Thanks.
    Neither's more common - unless one argued that 'full stop' is much more common in British English, and 'period' in American English. Because of the influence of American TV and films, 'period' is becoming more common in BE (colloquially) where we used to say 'and that's final', or to mark the end of a quotation: 'Don't do that again, period.'/'No he didn't say don't come at the weekend, he said don't come - period.'

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    Default Re: quotation mark, full stop

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    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.

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    Default Re: quotation mark, full stop

    I always use 'full stop', I detest 'period' for aesthetic and linguistic reasons.

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