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Should one stick to American style of placing punctation marks within quotes if one uses the american spelling of words?

This may seem infantile, and it probably is a bit.

If your final line in a paragraph happens to be a quote, do you

"end it like this."


"end it like this".

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The sogenannte "American style" is stupid, and the only reason anybody should ever use it is because they're being paid to do so. – John Lawler Mar 8 '12 at 16:53
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The former is correct.

Lots of good reading on this site about this.

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