Re: Single vs double quotes?

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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