Commas and quotation marks

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I understand how to use a comma with a direct quote:

  • He said, "That's nice." or
  • "That's nice," he said.

But I don't know what to do when using quotation marks in other ways, such as:

  • The definition of "comma," which I don't know, is...
  • This so-called "saint", who isn't one...

In such cases, should the comma go before or after the end-quotation mark?

 

Thanks!

commas quotation asked Jan 22 '13 at 16:48 Ross Edwards New member

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