Question on punctuation

“After I downloaded the app, I felt something was amiss and didn’t correspond with the ‘shop’,” Li told Zaobao.

I have seen ‘shop’," punctuated as ‘shop,’"
Which is correct?


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If you want to emphasize ‘shop’ for a particular reason, yes, if you don’t, no. So, both are correct, depending on whether you want to stress it or not.

In addition to my first reply I would say that the quotation marks around ‘shop’ could imply that Li is questioning the legitimacy or the nature of the ‘shop’ in relation to the app. It’s a subtle way to draw the reader’s attention to the word and to signal that there might be more to it than meets the eye.