RE: Simple Punctuation Questions - HELP

Subject: RE: Simple Punctuation Questions - HELP
From: "Halter, Meg" <HalterMC -at- navair -dot- navy -dot- mil>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 16:57:31 -0700

This is what "Handbook of Technical Writing" 3rd ed (1987) by Brusaw
recommends.

-- Meg

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chuck [SMTP:writer -at- best -dot- com]
>
> If you have a parethetical phrase at the end of a sentence (such as the
> one
> above), the punctuation goes outside the end parenthesis.
>
> But if the paretheses surround an outside though, a thought that is both
> itself a complete sentence and appearing totally outside any other
> sentence, the punctuation goes inside. (It's not the same rule as with
> quotation marks.)
>
> Chuck Martin
> writer -at- best -dot- com




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