im confused


i thought that the period should go inside the brackets

See example:

The guy then replied, "No it does not."
asked Oct 04 '12 at 20:46 daisy New member

I'm confused -- what does "im" mean?

Jeff PribylOct 05 '12 at 04:12

He's confused ( 'im confused )

Peter GuessOct 05 '12 at 09:13

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American and British punctuation differs in this respect. This may help:


AmE inside

BrE outside


Notice that the above statements take about the same amount of space on the page – if you get it wrong, they don't. If you want to hit the target, aim (AmE) inside, not outside.


You also need a comma after No.

link comment answered Oct 04 '12 at 21:18 Peter Guess Expert

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