Full stops/periods and their place in relation to quotes


I think there is a problem with Grammarly as it is at present. For example, if I say in some text:


She is just doing a little gardening but “nothing heavy”.


Grammarly wants to put the full stop/period before the last quote mark, but I'm not quoting direct speech. It would be different if I put:


She told me,"I am just doing little gardening but nothing heavy."


The position of the full stop/period in the quoted speech above should be before the final quote mark.


Grammarly seems to be unable to distinguish between these two situations. 



periods quotation asked Apr 27 '14 at 00:59 Leon Le Leu New member

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See my answer to your other question. AmE puts the period before the quotation mark. If I were you, I'd add a request for a feature to distinguish between AmE & BrE.

link comment answered Apr 27 '14 at 02:26 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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