In American-English, that is used only within quotations. So like this: "Luna said 'look for Wrackspurts', so we did, but we found nothing." Is that how it's done in the U.K. as well? I know The Hobbit uses all ' ' rather than " " in American editions, but it's supposed to be because it's written by Bilbo and he's quoting others.Hi
I don't about JKs books in other countries but in the UK in her books to highlight when people were saying something she used ' ' (as in 'Luna said it' and not "Luna said it").
In my opinion if JK used ' ' instead of " " then it must be alright to use ' ' to highlight when people spoke.
What do others think?