Re: Quotes/Comma question

Subject: Re: Quotes/Comma question
From: Janice Gelb <Janice -dot- Gelb -at- Sun -dot- COM>
To: "Butler, Darren J Ctr 584 CBSS/GBHAC" <Darren -dot- Butler -dot- ctr -at- Robins -dot- af -dot- mil>
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 04:52:15 +1100

Butler, Darren J Ctr 584 CBSS/GBHAC wrote:
> Please help settle a debate. Is it correct to follow quotation marks
> with either a comma or a semi colon?
> example:
> When the Test Path screen appears, type "C:\Applications\test
> programs\TS3.exe", then select NEXT.

American punctuation rules call for a comma or
period to go inside quotation marks, and a
semicolon to go outside. However, in your example,
I'd use an alternate font like Courier or Lucida
Sans for text that the reader is supposed to type
and avoid the issue altogether :->

-- Janice

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