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Quotes, Punctuation, and Naming [duplicate]

When using quotes to notate a name or title of something, does punctuation go inside or outside the quote? For example: This approach is at the center of Harvard's research on "Learning in Action", ...
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Are the commas correctly placed outside the quotes? [duplicate]

The questions "Who?", "What?", "When?", "Where?", "How?", and "Why?" remain unanswered. She was tired of his "Where were you?", "How many drinks did you have?", and " Were you unfaithful to me?" ...
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I need to know how to use quotation marks within a list [duplicate]

How do I punctuate this? She said, "How many are there?", "What is his name?", and "When can she get there?"
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Which is correct use of comma in this phrase [duplicate]

"I live in Munich", says Carlos or "I live in Munich," says Carlos Which of these 2 punctuations is correct ?
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Comma Usage Question [duplicate]

I have the following sentence. Is my commma usage appropriate, or should it be placed within the quotation marks? On cultural awareness day in first grade, when asked what nationality I was, I ...
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Where does question mark belong? [duplicate]

Where is question mark on below? After What or Alan "What?" yelled Alan.
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Placing a comma when not a dialog [duplicate]

Which way is correct for American usage? He adopted the anglicized version "Edward C. Cordel." or He adopted the anglicized version "Edward C. Cordel". He refused to "pick up a crown out of the ...
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Including unrelated punctuation in the quotes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I punctuate around quotes? I have seen in many places, in many articles on the web as well as in print, the practice of including punctuation inside the quotes, ...
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Punctuation mark Quotation [duplicate]

I have noticed recently in books a disparity with regards to punctuation marks around quotes. In one example I saw a punctuation mark (in this case a full stop) was placed inside the closing ...
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Single quotation marks: punctuation marks outside or inside? [duplicate]

I use single quotation marks to provide translations of foreign terms and to highlight titles of parts of my dissertation. I'm confused where I should put commas and periods when they appear next to ...
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Are periods placed inside quotes, or outside? [duplicate]

If, for example I have this sentence: He started a website, SaveSandy.org, however this website is currently “Under maintenance”. Does the period go on the outside, or the inside of the quotation ...
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Comma after quotation mark in middle of sentence [duplicate]

Do I need a comma after "Go!" in the following sentence? When I said, "Go!" all the children ran up to a card and picked it up. Does the sentence look right (with a lowercase a) or should I reword ...
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Linking statements ending in question or exclamation marks in quotes [duplicate]

Consider this: He began asking her rhetorical questions like "How dare you?", "How could you?", and "How can you think such a thing?", but she did not reply. How can I write the above sentence ...
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Inserting a comma before attributing a quote to a hypothetical speaker [duplicate]

"Who cares why dealers love leases?," you say. "All I want is a low monthly payment." Is there a comma required before attributing the quote here, or not?
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When should end punctuation go inside quotes?

I have been/am being taught that end punctuation should always go inside quotes. For example, you are supposed to write: Marvin thought it was "awful." The problem is I do not see how does this ...

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