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    Smile What is an "executive parking lot"?

    I found the word "executive parking lot" on one of my quizzes and I couldn't get what it means. Please help!

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    -They towed my car away from the executive parking lot yesterday.
    -You should not have parked there.

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    Re: What is an "executive parking lot"?

    Quote Originally Posted by azhu View Post
    I found the word "executive parking lot" on one of my quizzes and I couldn't get what it means. Please help!

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    -They towed my car away from the executive parking lot yesterday.
    -You should not have parked there.
    It's a parking lot for executives. The person shouldn't have parked there because they weren't an executive.
    "executive parking lot" is a phrase. It's not a word.

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    Re: What is an "executive parking lot"?

    'The executive parking lot' is 'the bosses' car park'.

    An executive is

    a person with senior managerial responsibility in a business.
    COED

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    Last edited by Rover_KE; 19-Aug-2012 at 18:52.

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    Re: What is an "executive parking lot"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    'The executive parking lot' is 'the bosses' car park'.

    An executive is

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    What is the difference between " and ' ?(double quotation mark & quotation mark)

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    Re: What is an "executive parking lot"?

    Quote Originally Posted by azhu View Post
    What is the difference between " and ' ?(double quotation mark & quotation mark)
    Very little as you can see here. Some people prefer single quotation marks over double, and vice versa. Some people use one for actual quotes and the other to, for example, set one word in a sentence apart from the others. You will see both used on this forum in very different ways. For my part, I don't use single quotation marks at all. For me, the mark that is used for that is an apostrophe. I always use double quotation marks.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What is an "executive parking lot"?

    Modern books published in the UK normally use single inverted commas, whilst the USA prefers doubles.

    I use ' as it's easier to type — to get " I have to use the Shift key and then go and look for it.

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    Re: What is an "executive parking lot"?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    For my part, I don't use single quotation marks at all.
    I prefer single ones to doubles. If I have a quote in a quote, I start with double quotation marks and then single ones.

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    Re: What is an "executive parking lot"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I prefer single ones to doubles. If I have a quote in a quote, I start with double quotation marks and then single ones.
    That's the only time that my preference for double quotation marks leaves my posts looking messy. Before now, I have typed something similar to:

    Sorry, I should have written "I think you mean "I wish I could park in an executive parking lot."".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What is an "executive parking lot"?

    I used to use double quotes always. Now I tend to use single quotes for a word and double quotes for anything longer than one word - in case anyone is wondering about inconsistencies in my posts.
    Another point is that the surrounding text often determines a choice. For example, one could argue (but I won't) that Rover's 'the bosses' car park' should use double quotes because there's a single quote (actually an apostrophe) between the outer quotes. Also see ems's example above.

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    Re: What is an "executive parking lot"?

    Wow, I didn't know the usage of double and sing quotes could be so free!
    I've always believed that there is a strict/clear rule on using them. Thank you all, for (accidentally) let me know various ways of using the quotes!

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