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Subject:Re: Single vs double quotes? From:"Margaret Secara" <margaret -dot- secara -at- alphather -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Thu, 20 Jun 2002 08:41:27 -0700
But that isn't true. American books do not put the punctuation outisde the quotation mark for direct discourse (as in your example).
>>> Grail <talthane -at- mac -dot- com> Thursday, June 20, 2002 >>>
But then, I was told - by a woman from Alabama, so anyone who wants to
make Deep South jokes can have a field day now - that American English
writers place punctuation marks outside of the quotation marks (Let's go
to the beach", Jane suggested) . In British English, that's regarded as
completely wrong. (So is the American English practice of including an
entire sentence in brackets, like this.)
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