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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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Why is the period placed inside the double quote, at the end of a sentence? [duplicate]

My mother tongue is Chinese, and as I read English articles, I find a convention in written English that I can't explain. If a quoted word appears at end of a sentence, the period is written inside ...
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Where should I put the comma? Inside or outside the quotation marks? [duplicate]

I need to put a quote in my research paper. My friends give me different answers so I'm confused now... Would it be According to "Title", "blah blah blah." or According to "Title," "blah blah ...
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Why is the comma inside quotation marks when people are quoted? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When should end punctuation go inside quotes? From a AMS blog post: Some organizations have temporarily suspended their polling, and with the news media tabbing Sandy as ...
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Punctuation inside of quotation marks with technical phrases [duplicate]

If I am not mistaken, one should insert a period, question mark, etc. inside of the quotation mark in quoted speech. For example, The man continued, "The sky is purple today." My question ...
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How to Highlight Words with Quotation Marks? [duplicate]

When we highlight words with quotation marks, should the periods and commas be within or outside of them? Examples: Question 1 A) He is such a "good guy." or B) He is such a "good guy". Question ...
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Punctuation outside of quotes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I punctuate around quotes? When should end punctuation go inside quotes? Here is what I have written: Is it too late to say, "Don't go. I'm sorry"? Here is my ...
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Period before or after quotation mark? [duplicate]

If there is a quote at the end of a sentence, does the period of the quote go before or after the end quotation mark? And if the quote is ended by a question mark does it replace the period that would ...
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Exclamation mark at the end of a quote and end of a sentence [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When should end punctuation go inside quotes? Is the grammar at the end of the following sentence correct? If not, what should it be? I was told in no uncertain terms "this ...
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Position of punctuation in proper title with quotes [duplicate]

Take the following sentence with punctuation purposefully omitted: Do we have an Italian restaurant right next to the Video Outpost "Too" Video Outpost "Too" is a proper title, ...
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When quoting a quote, does the period go at the end? [duplicate]

“I, Joe Smith, a Director of ABC Company, hereby swear and affirm that the original ‘Unanimous Consent of the Board of Directors By Way of Written Resolution of ABC Company, Passed on February 13, ...
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“something.” vs “something”. at the end of a sentence [duplicate]

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 ...
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Quotation Marks [duplicate]

I'm an American living in the USA. Is it permissible to punctuate thusly, i.e., insert the commas and periods outside the quote marks? • When Joe called me a "schlep", I was offended. • The terms "...
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Why are punctuation end marks placed inside the end quotation mark? [duplicate]

I have always had a hard time understanding the English Grammar rule that punctuation end marks like periods, question marks, or exclamation marks should be placed before the end quote. For instance,...
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Where should the period/full stop go in this instance? [duplicate]

In a sentence that ends with a quoted proper name (of a newspaper), where should the "period" go? Currently it is this: the “Morning Call”. ...but that doesn't look right. Should it be this: the “...

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