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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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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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How to use quotes in a list with commas

This is a sentence that I wrote: In the text, words such as greenbacks, ironclads, and blockade were used. However, I think there should be quotations around the words. How would I place them? ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do you punctuate the end of a quote within a quote: “Billy said, 'This is acceptable.' ” [duplicate]

At the end of such a sentence, does the single quote come before the punctuation? If it does not, is a space between the single quotation and double quotation marks necessary? >>, ' " or '"? ...
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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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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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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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Quotes and Punctuation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it ever acceptable for a period to come after a quote at the end of a sentence? How should I punctuate around quotes? I graduated with an English Major from Radford ...
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What's the rule for punctuating quoted words or phrases?

Please bear with me as I am not an English expert, only an aspiring amateur! I'm mostly aware of the rules regarding punctuation and quotes. Something like the following sentence makes sense to me: ...

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