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Comments

  • Further to my last comment I have researched a little more and it appears this is another case of our two universities of Oxford and Cambridge differing! The University of Oxford Style Guide does indeed have it as you say but the University of Cambr…
  • Thank you for your reply. I am really quite surprised at this as if you pick up virtually any piece of English literature or English academic material you will find double quotation marks! In, for example, Conan-Doyle I read "Whatever have you …
  • Thank you Simone. Funny when I was at school back in the 1950's I was taught to always put a comma before brackets and now it seems that it is wrong to do so.
  • Thank you Amos that is a most helpful answer. Cheers.
    in Tophet-flare Comment by Allsop May 2018