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?"
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.
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