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You Can Quote Me on That

Posted by languageandgrammar on December 16, 2008

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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