Re: Punctuation in quotes -- American style

Subject: Re: Punctuation in quotes -- American style
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: Richard Hamilton <dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net>
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:53:44 -0700

If the punctuation is a part of what I'm quoting, then it goes inside. My own punctuation before or after the quote goes outside.

Unless style guides dictate otherwise, I use quotation marks only when citing another person's statements or writing, and use italics, boldface or both to distinguish cites of things like signs or UI elements.

Gene Kim-Eng

On 8/19/2013 10:51 AM, Richard Hamilton wrote:

American-style punctuation calls for periods and commas to appear inside quotation marks.

No question on the general rule.

The question is, are there circumstances where you would break that rule?

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