We're given the sentences:
- The boy wouldn't finish the job due to "certain technicalities".
- The boy wouldn't finish the job due to "certain technicalities."
Each sentence ends with quotations. The words "certain technicalities" are not being said by a person as a sentence, so why would I enclose a period inside? It looks a little more awkward to not enclose the period, however it seems grammatically incorrect to enclose the period.
So, which is it? Is the period left inside the quotes or outside the quotes when the quotes are part of another sentence?