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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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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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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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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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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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Mixing American and British punctuation conventions

I was reading a newspaper article and found -- what I believe is -- a mix of American and British conventions when it comes to punctuation. (I'm an engineer by trade, not a linguist.) I'd expect you ...
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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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Why does the comma, period, and question mark always go inside the quotation marks?

I see that this question has been asked before, but it was resolved as a duplicate. But the question that it supposedly duplicated was clearly not the same question because it didn't address the ...
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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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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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Punctuation for sentence ending in quotation marks and a Question mark that is part of a title [duplicate]

What is the correct punctuation for a sentence which has quotations with a question mark as part of the title and the title is the end of the sentence? Dr. Spencer Johnson discussed the principle in ...
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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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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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