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single quotes

The single quote character (') is sometimes used with double quotes to express quotes within a quoted string. For example, in the dBASE statement ? 'Press the "Enter" key.', the single quotes surround the entire string, allowing the double quotes to be used as actual double quotes. See double quotes.
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If you're wondering why I put the word 'content' in single quotes, it's because I hate it.
It is of my stylistic opinion that single quotes (as advocated by Korzybski as "an extensional device") more obfuscate a writer's message than clarify it, particularly for a reader unversed in general semantics.
No single quotes trend was indicated at the ruble bond market.

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