Normally when you want left quotation marks in LaTeX, you type the following:
However, in RMarkdown, you will trigger a block of R code to run when you type two pairs of backticks on the same line, causing the LaTeX to render incorrectly.
``Sticks and stones may break my bones,'' he said. ``But words will never hurt me.''
Will be rendered incorrectly in the output document; specifically, the stuff enclosed by the backticks will be printed out by R, and everything after will be rendered properly by LaTeX. Here is a picture:
I then attempted to use backslashes in order to escape the R code, and this got me closer, but now the right quotation marks are now recognized as a pair of single quotes right next to each other:
\`\`Sticks and stones may break my bones,'' he said. \`\`But words will never hurt me.''
How can I properly obtain two left quotation marks on the same line using RMarkdown, without having these render issues?