Re: Single vs. double quotes?

Subject: Re: Single vs. double quotes?
From: Sandy Harris <pashley -at- storm -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 16:05:19 -0400


CHRISTINE ANAMEIER wrote:
>
> > 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.

See also the discussion here:
http://tuxedo.org/~esr/jargon/html/Hacker-Writing-Style.html

I invariably put punctuation outside the quotes, unless it is
part of what I'm quoting.

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