one set of double quotation marks (“ ”), as usually appear around quoted material.
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How to use double quotes in a sentence
Page 7: double quotes inside double quotes in Hallam quotation replaced with single quotes.Tolstoy on Shakespeare | Leo Tolstoy
Page 111, changed double quotes to single quotes around "little wilful thorns."Guy Kenmore's Wife and The Rose and the Lily | Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller
Page 14: double quotes inside double quotes amended to single quotes.Early Theories of Translation | Flora Ross Amos
Page 224, Footnote 161: This edition used single quotes, where earlier editions used double quotes.
double quotes were used in the first edition; single quotes in this edition.