Question marks

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question marks inside or outside of quotations?

See example:

affect vs effect
asked Apr 12 '13 at 20:55 Lee Anne O'Donoghue New member

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Most of the time a question mark will go inside the quotation marks. British usage allows them outside of the quotes more often than American English. The context and structure of the sentence will determine where it is placed.

 

Affect is a verb, and effect is a noun but will occasionally serve as a verb.

link comment edited Apr 12 '13 at 21:19 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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