qoutation marks


where should the period be at the end of this qoutation, after the qoutation mark or before?

See example:

For example, Participant 9 described that a supervisor had initiated the idea and "so I took it on as part of my job."
asked Oct 12 '12 at 00:27 Michael Williams New member

2 answers


Please read my full post as referenced by Lewis. I will, however, summarize here:


The American style is to always place commas and periods inside the quotation mark. The British style is to place commas and periods outside unless the original text being quoted includes a comma or period.


Both the American and British styles agree on the placement of other punctuation, such as colons, semi colons, exclamation points, and question marks. These are placed outside unless the original included the punctuation.


I hope this helps.

link comment answered Oct 12 '12 at 03:26 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

" Great for multiple office corporations"!

link comment answered Mar 27 '16 at 16:24 Keniesha Johnson New member

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