"In practical terms, I don't see it working if you can't even say, 'help me' !"
" Quote marks are placed outside of the entire sentence.
An indirect quote uses a single quote marks ' when it is inside a main quote.
The explanation mark is placed inside the main double quote marks if the main quoted sentence is exclamatory.
Otherwise, it is " . . . even say, 'help me!' "
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