You Can Quote Me on That

While British English allows for period placement outside quotation marks, in American English, the period goes inside the quotation marks.

  • He referred to the people being wrestled to the ground and the shoes flying in mid-air as a “disagreement.”
  • Paul said, “If you can’t park it, then don’t drive it off the lot.”
  • She called their actions “a sad commentary on contemporary culture.”
  • When asked if she was leaving because of poor client relations, she said, “Yes.”


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