commas within quotation marks and the space within


When I write dialogue, grammarly keeps insisting there be a space between the comma and the end quotation marks.  Grammarly has never called me on this before.  An example follows.

"Calm yourself," Fred said in a soothing voice.  "The dog's bark is bigger than his bite."  There is no space after the comma in the beginning dialogue.  Yet grammarly suggests a space after the comma.  Correction:  "Calm yourself, " Fred said.  I think in this case grammarly is wrong.  It was just recently that this type of punctuation has been corrected.  I have not had this problem before today.  Is there a glitch in the system? 

asked Mar 23 '14 at 05:46 Peggy Knott New member

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