Extra period after question quote


If I end a declarative sentence with a quote that is a question and the question mark is inside the quotation marks, is the extra period needed at the end of the sentence? Example: John asked, "What did you eat for lunch?"

asked Aug 27 '14 at 02:36 Jennifer New member

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No.  You have punctuated the sentence properly.  A sentence ends with a period, question mark, or exclamation point.  If the end of the sentence is a direct quote, then the final quotation mark follows.  There is no need for another punctuation mark.

link comment answered Aug 27 '14 at 03:15 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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