Re: Single vs. double quotes?

Subject: Re: Single vs. double quotes?
From: CHRISTINE ANAMEIER <CANAMEIE -at- email -dot- usps -dot- gov>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 16:31:17 -0400



> I taught English in America (Georgia) for 12 years and
> NEVER encountered that in any text book - just student
> papers, where I marked it incorrect and deducted
> punctuation points. Punctuation always goes inside the
> quotation marks.

Sort of. Commas and periods go inside the quotation marks. Colons and
semi-colons go outside the quotation marks. With question marks, it depends on
whether they're part of the quote or the sentence as a whole.

And this applies to American English. The British do it differently.

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