Should we correct punctuation use where people incorrectly use single/double quotations?
I frequently am seeing the following quotation rule used incorrectly:
In Canadian and American style, use double quotation marks to set off words used as words, words used ironically or as slang, words that are particularly significant, and words that may be unfamiliar to the reader. Note: Italics may also be used to set off words in these cases.
Example: The words "effect" and "affect" are often confused.
Many people often incorrectly use single quotation marks in the last example. In Canadian and American style, use single quotation marks to
This, therefore, would be an incorrect use of single quotation marks:
Example: The words 'effect' and 'affect' are often confused.