It's been a long day.
It`s been a long day.
It´s been a long day.
I'm sorry, I can't do that for you.Ticks, when used in the place of apostrophes, look terrible. Contractions are supposed to connect two words, but ticks are actually wider than spaces, separating the text even more, thus undermining the entire point of a contraction. Furthermore, ticks break up text uncomfortably, resulting a reading experience that is less than fluent. Even when they are not used as apostrophes, notably as single quotation marks, ticks are still not the best choice for the job. Try instead to use regular single quotation marks, which are much easier to type anyway.
I`m sorry, I can`t do that for you.
I´m sorry, I can´t do that for you.
She told John, "Oh my god! I saw Martin Sheen at the store yesterday. He told me, `Do not be a fool.`"Since it is obvious that ticks are so much more inferior to other characters, why then do we often see people incorrectly using ticks? On some keyboards, including the US INTL keyboard, the forwardtick is the default apostrophe symbol. This means that there is a barrier between many people and using the correct symbols. This is, sadly, not something that we can do very much about. Luckily, though, on most keyboards, it is much easier to type regular apostrophes, so ticks, for the most part, will not take over the internet just yet.
She told John, "Oh my god! I saw Martin Sheen at the store yesterday. He told me, ´Do not be a fool.´"
She told John, "Oh my god! I saw Martin Sheen at the store yesterday. He told me, `Do not be a fool.´"