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Re: Words and Grammar and Stuff
« Reply #630 on: April 20, 2010, 10:56:47 PM »
Ok I am catching some crap in this article I am writing.

Which is correct.


according to Sally, "the end is near."

"."
That one.

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Re: Words and Grammar and Stuff
« Reply #631 on: April 20, 2010, 10:57:25 PM »
punctuation is always inside quotation marks. Unless you are using some bullcrap style that says otherwise.

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Re: Words and Grammar and Stuff
« Reply #632 on: April 20, 2010, 11:01:04 PM »
Ok I am catching some crap in this article I am writing.

Which is correct.


according to Sally, "the end is near."

"."
That one.

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Re: Words and Grammar and Stuff
« Reply #633 on: April 20, 2010, 11:07:08 PM »
punctuation is always inside quotation marks. Unless you are using some bullcrap style that says otherwise.

Actually, this depends on which country you live in. In the US, punctuation is always inside the quotation marks, yes. In the UK/Australia, not necessarily so.

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Re: Words and Grammar and Stuff
« Reply #634 on: April 20, 2010, 11:12:01 PM »
punctuation is always inside quotation marks. Unless you are using some bullcrap style that says otherwise.
'cept if the punctuation is a semicolon or a colon - those go outside the quote marks. :) See Purdue's OWL website.

Or unless you're using MLA format in-text citations (eg. Taylor writes, "the end is near" (165).

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Re: Words and Grammar and Stuff
« Reply #635 on: April 20, 2010, 11:14:33 PM »
punctuation is always inside quotation marks. Unless you are using some bullcrap style that says otherwise.
'cept if the punctuation is a semicolon or a colon - those go outside the quote marks. :) See Purdue's OWL website.

Or unless you're using MLA format in-text citations (eg. Taylor writes, "the end is near" (165).
Yea, I was wondering about this right after I posted.

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Re: Words and Grammar and Stuff
« Reply #636 on: April 20, 2010, 11:58:26 PM »
Ok I am catching some crap in this article I am writing.

Which is correct.

according to Sally, "the end is near".

according to Sally, "the end is near."

"." or "".

Period inside the quotation mark.

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Re: Words and Grammar and Stuff
« Reply #637 on: April 21, 2010, 06:43:14 AM »
punctuation is always inside quotation marks. Unless you are using some bullcrap style that says otherwise.

Actually, this depends on which country you live in. In the US, punctuation is always inside the quotation marks, yes. In the UK/Australia, not necessarily so.

I've never seen the full stop outside the inverted commas in Australia. Seems a bizarre sentence construction to begin a list (colon) after a quoted passage too.
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Re: Words and Grammar and Stuff
« Reply #638 on: April 21, 2010, 07:39:23 AM »
punctuation is always inside quotation marks. Unless you are using some bullcrap style that says otherwise.

Actually, this depends on which country you live in. In the US, punctuation is always inside the quotation marks, yes. In the UK/Australia, not necessarily so.

I've never seen the full stop outside the inverted commas in Australia. Seems a bizarre sentence construction to begin a list (colon) after a quoted passage too.

Hmm. It's my understanding that, unless instructed to follow another style guide, Australians generally followed the UK rules. In the UK, a full stop occurs outside of the inverted commas, unless the quote is a fully set off sentence. Please excuse the following inane example.  Ex:  I decided to speak. 'I love you, Henry.' (vs) I decided to speak. I said, 'I love you, Henry'.

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Re: Words and Grammar and Stuff
« Reply #639 on: April 21, 2010, 11:37:32 AM »
Periods and commas go inside; colons and semi-colons go outside; and question marks and exclamation points go inside or outside, depending on whether or not they are part of the quotation.

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