My name is Julien. It is my first post in this forum. Greets to everyone here. I have a question concerning British English punctuation and usage.
In the British English-related Gengo guideline, it is stated that we should use single quotes for in-text citation as it is the usage in UK; however, i noticed that a newspaper like The Guardian, which is obviously a British publication, seems to not comply with this UK's usage. The following excerpt is from one of their today's newsletter articles:
Google has patented a new “sticky” technology to protect pedestrians if – or when – they get struck by the company’s self-driving cars.
The patent, which was granted on 17 May, is for a sticky adhesive layer on the front end of a vehicle, which would aim to reduce the damage caused when a pedestrian hit by a car is flung into other vehicles or scenery.