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Is it correct to use “punctuation outside of the quotations”, or “inside?” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I punctuate around quotes? When should end punctuation go inside quotes? Or is it region specific? I was always taught that when ending a quotation, that ...
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How to punctuate an embedded quoted question within a declarative sentence? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I punctuate around quotes? I'm having a devil of a time trying to determine how to punctuate an embedded quoted question within a declarative sentence. A comma is ...
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Comma placement when using quotes that end with a question mark [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I punctuate around quotes? I've been writing a letter to an editor, and one line of my response reads: In your article "What Makes Free Will Free?" you mention......
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Periods in quotes and how to end the sentence the quote lies in [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I punctuate around quotes? If I am quoting someone in my writing, and I end their quote with a period, and the end of the quote is also the end of my sentence. How ...
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How to correctly use double quotation marks at the end of a sentence? [duplicate]

Group A: This is so-called "Moon Cake." // The period is inside the double quatation marks This is so-called "Moon Cake". // The period is outside the double quatation marks I know the ...
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Where do I put a comma when I have quotes around a short story, and the sentence structure needs a comma? [duplicate]

Where do I put a comma when I have quotes around a short story, and the sentence structure needs a comma? I know that, generally, commas go inside of quotes, but what if the quotes are marking a short ...
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What do you do when you end the first part of a compound sentence with a quote? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I punctuate around quotes? For example, if I want to show someone's response in the same sentence, what would I do? Would the comma from the end of the quote be ...
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Where to put a period when you quote a title at the end of the sentence? [duplicate]

Which one is correct?: I have never heard of "Oranges". or I have never heard of "Oranges."
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Proper punctuation and quotation marks when 2 separate quotations [duplicate]

“It doesn’t have to be a huge event to make a difference, Jones said. “Any kind of activity-related event that can include a fundraising component can be directed toward charity.”
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Proper punctuation of “John’s last words were ‘———’ ” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I punctuate around quotes? When attributing a quote to someone, you put a comma before the quote: John said, "———" But is the comma still used in the following ...
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In text Citation [duplicate]

If your quote is at the end of a sentence and is the end of its own sentence as well does the period go inside the parentheses or outside of it? Also what would you do with the in text citation (page ...
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In the book “Charlotte's Web,” or In the book “Charlotte's Web”,? [duplicate]

When stating a book title, is the comma before or after the quotations?
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I need help with quotations and punctuation [duplicate]

How do I punctuate when using quotes? “There were more?” Asked Wendy. or; "There were more," asked Wendy? "He was amazing!" Exclaimed Billy. or; "He was amazing," exclaimed Billy!
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Quotation in sentence [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I punctuate around quotes? How does one punctuate a sentence that contains a quotation in the middle? For example, is it: 1) Those who say, "My system is ...
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Punctuation immediately after a question mark in a quote? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I punctuate around quotes? Comma placement when using quotes that end with a question mark Say you're quoting someone with a requirement for a punctuation, how do ...

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