what puncuating should i use in this phrase

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I dont know how to puncuate this

See example:

If they are "dumb" then they automatically have ADHD.
asked Feb 12 at 14:41 Haley McPherson New member

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You need a comma after the introductory conditional phrase.  The phrase ends with "dumb" in quotation marks, so you must decide whether to put the comma inside or outside the quote.  US English calls for the punctuation to be always inside the quote.  British English bases the position on logic.

US English:

If they are "dumb," then they automatically have ADHD.

 

In British English, I would put the comma outside of the quote.

If they are "dumb", then they automatically have ADHD.

link comment answered Feb 12 at 15:18 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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