When you write a sentence dealing with punctuation; e.g. "My sister is 5'5" tall." If I wanted to ended the sentence at 5" does the comma or period go before or after the quotes? Thank you for your help. -Ella
If I wanted to ended the sentence at 5" does the comma or period go before or after the quotes?
Does this mean you are thinking of saying My sister is 5'5"?
If so, do you mean by "quotes" the two marks after the second 5 (in this case, 5 inches?) - 5"
This mark is known as a double prime. It should not be confused with quotation marks. It is used to indicate various units (in your case, inches):
The double prime ( ″ ) represents inches (in), arcseconds (as), and seconds (s). - Wikipedia
You can only complete the sentence after you have indicated the unit. Otherwise the measurement is incomplete, leaving the sign for inches hanging sadly cut off from its sister the single prime (feet).
So the full stop (period) would come last of all:
My sister is 5' 5".
But, have I understood the question correctly?