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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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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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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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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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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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Integrating quotes from a short story into an essay for better flow

I am working on Freytag Pyramid and wish to integrate a direct quote from the text with my sentences. Example Original Text: There was a white horse spreading its wings of fury over the horizon. ...
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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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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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How to punctuate a quote within a quote? [duplicate]

Duplicate of: What’s the difference between using single and double quotation marks/inverted commas? How are embedded quotations used? And: When should end punctuation go inside quotes? Is it correct ...
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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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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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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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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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