Where should I put the comma and the quotes in such a sentence?

The comments were significantly focused on my being “engaging, patient and extremely helpful,” “very coherent and easy-to-understand,” or "clear and straight to the point".

My question is whether I can do something like this "bla," "bla" - meaning, a simple space between two quotes and the comma before the first one.



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It should be:

“engaging, patient and extremely helpful”,“very coherent and easy-to-understand” or "clear and straight to the point".

You use commas to separate elements, not by a space.

  • Now this is just wrong. Where have you ever seen this?
    – RegDwigнt
    Nov 15, 2013 at 11:43
  • @Reg It's right for BrE, innit?
    – Kit Z. Fox
    Nov 15, 2013 at 13:06
  • BrE is "", "", AmE is "," "". There is a whitespace in both. In fact you always get a free whitespace with every comma, except in numbers.
    – RegDwigнt
    Nov 15, 2013 at 16:10

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