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    English Question

    If you are quoting somebody or something, the period goes inside the quotes.
    So he said, "I'm gonna fuck that bitch!"

    There's also the quotes that go around stuff like when you are using air quotes in daily speach.
    He says he likes to listen to "music" but he actually listens to Screamo - not real music.


    If the quotes are around the last words in the sentence, does the period go inside them?

    Option 1:
    He says he likes to listen to "music."
    Option 2:
    He says he likes to listen to "music".


    I've seen it written both ways.

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    Thats actually a good question...

    Im pretty sure the period would not go inside the quote marks though.

    In other words i think option 2 is probably correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zithium View Post
    Thats actually a good question...

    Im pretty sure the period would not go inside the quote marks though.
    I'm with you. Over the course of ten years of diligent writing, quoting and adding dialogue meant I added period after the quotation marks. Yes. Option 2 best fits this scenario.
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    The period always goes inside the quote.

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    It's the second one. When you use quotes in that fashion, they go on the outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Clinton View Post
    The period always goes inside the quote.
    But it isn't a quote.
    I guess it goes outside. Think of it as the title of a short story. If you were telling the title of a short story in a sentence, you wouldn't put the period inside the quotation marks - the period isn't part of the title.

    I hope I'm right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConnorCG View Post


    But it isn't a quote.
    I guess it goes outside. Think of it as the title of a short story. If you were telling the title of a short story in a sentence, you wouldn't put the period inside the quotation marks - the period isn't part of the title.

    I hope I'm right.
    Yea, you must be right.... It just makes more sense, the quotation marks are enhancing a word and the period isnt part of it (in that fashion).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConnorCG View Post


    But it isn't a quote.
    I guess it goes outside. Think of it as the title of a short story. If you were telling the title of a short story in a sentence, you wouldn't put the period inside the quotation marks - the period isn't part of the title.

    I hope I'm right.
    Just ask your English teacher. Perhaps s/he would know something about this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krissvectorz View Post
    Just ask your English teacher. Perhaps s/he would know something about this.
    I have a report that's due tomorrow, and I don't have English until next semester.
    I'm just going to reword the sentence to avoid the sentence ending quotes.

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    Yep It Goes Inside Just Checked



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    Quote Originally Posted by ConnorCG View Post


    I have a report that's due tomorrow, and I don't have English until next semester.
    I'm just going to reword the sentence to avoid the sentence ending quotes.
    Good alternative. Just imagine, if you got points deducted for improper writing mechanics. =/
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    Im pretty sure it goes in.

    Google a literature book, or look up the rules for quotes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Clinton View Post
    The period always goes inside the quote.
    Says the one that says "noone".
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    OUTSIDE.

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