RE: Quotes/Comma question

Subject: RE: Quotes/Comma question
From: "Al Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: "'Andrew Warren'" <awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com>, <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>, "'Butler, Darren J Ctr 584 CBSS/GBHAC'" <darren -dot- butler -dot- ctr -at- robins -dot- af -dot- mil>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 16:17:13 -0500

Andrew Warren wrote:

>Actually, American style would put the question mark outside the quotes:

Did I hear him say, "Never again"?<

According to the AP Style Guide - The dash, the semicolon, the question mark
and the exclamation point go within the quotation marks when they apply to
the quoted matter only. They go outside when they apply to the whole


Did I hear him say, "Never again"?


Did I hear him say, "Never again?"

Are both valid, depending on whether "Never again?" is the question, or "Did
I hear him say, 'Never again'?" is the question.

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