Sunday, July 7, 2013

Grammar: seven rules for using quotation marks.

I regularly break all seven of these rules.  Bygones.

Rule 1

Periods and commas always go inside quotation marks, even inside single quotes.
The sign changed from "Walk," to "Don't Walk," to "Walk" again within 30 seconds.
She said, "Hurry up."
She said, "He said, 'Hurry up.'"
Read the rest [here].


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