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There can be no comma - a questionmark is required. "... he would watch the planes fly past and thought, "Why can't I travel too**?**" but he couldn't afford it[no comma] after all,


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Yes, just which punctuation characters are used for quotation marks, and how you pair them, varies greatly by language and locale. They can be low or high or left-facing or right-facing, etc. Here are the more common ones, with each character’s formal Unicode name listed afterwards in ugly blue monospace as though it were computer code in case you aren’t ...


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This currently seems to be in flux. In the bad old days it was determined by the layout people. A period outside of a set of quotes all by itself offended their tidy nature. Periods, exclamation marks, question marks always went inside quotes and, I think, parentheses. More recently the trend is to put the period with the most recent full sentence. The ...


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