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how to use a periods/commas when putting a title within quotes (no italicizing on instagram)

I have to do social media for an instagram page that often times references books, movies, and tv shows. 1) how do punctuate correctly when using the title at the end of the sentence. 2) how do you i ...
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Punctuation inside or outside quotations [duplicate]

I was taught that punctuation goes inside quotes. For example, this would be wrong: Mama opts to give Maggie the quilts because “Maggie knows how to quilt". But someone was reading my essay and ...
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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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general punctuation question

When life gives you lemons you say, "blah blah." That is how i wrote the sentence. However, I am not sure about the period before the quotation mark. the other question I have is that I am also not ...
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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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Quotation marks punctuation

My understanding is that rules governing punctuation and quotation marks are partly governed by what country you're writing in. For example, in American English, we always place periods inside ...
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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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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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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 do you exactly use a single quote and a double quotes? [closed]

He said that the car was "beautifully scratched." He said that the car was "beautifully scratched". Where should the full stop be? He said that the car was "pretty." He said that the car was 'pretty....
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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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Punctuating a quoted question within a quoted statement

I'm working on a story, and I find myself faced with something of a quandary. Specifically, I need to know the proper style for the following: “I have thousands of them,” the commissioner answered,...
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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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Prepositional Phrase with title

Since the prepositional phrase at the beginning of this sentence is more than five words, does it need this comma? Or can the comma be omitted? In “I’m Off to See Her,” I attempt to bring up the ...
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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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