RE: Quotes/Comma question

Subject: RE: Quotes/Comma question
From: "John Rosberg" <jrosberg -at- interwoven -dot- com>
To: "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: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 08:21:02 -0600

Standard rules have a comma inside the quotation marks, but this may
lead many to think the comma is part of the command line -- as with most
troubling questions of grammar and punctuation, writing around the issue
is a good tactic. For instance:

When the Test Path screen appears, type
then select NEXT.

Or, make a numbered list of it.

-----Original Message-----
From: Butler, Darren J Ctr 584 CBSS/GBHAC
[mailto:Darren -dot- Butler -dot- ctr -at- Robins -dot- af -dot- mil]
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 11:35 AM
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Subject: Quotes/Comma question

Please help settle a debate. Is it correct to follow quotation marks
with either a comma or a semi colon?


When the Test Path screen appears, type "C:\Applications\test
programs\TS3.exe", then select NEXT.


Darren J Butler

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