Possible Duplicate: Punctuation of direct speech, edge cases I have learned that it prefers to place a comma inside double quotes in American English. For example, I like "Khao Man Gai," ...
Should a period be placed within quotation marks if it would conflict with a punctuated item that should be used or typed verbatim?
Gee whiz! Just when I thought I had the "period within quotation marks" rules set firmly in my personal punctuational code, I hit upon this sentence: All message IDs are pre-pended with the value ...