Period goes INSIDE the quotation marks in the US (comma, too)

In 2011 in the USA, commas and periods go inside the quotation marks–no exceptions.  Here are two examples from that newsletter I mentioned yesterday:

Our theme is "Rhinestones and Wranglers".

Please clearly mark the envelope "XXX Luncheon".

In both of these examples, the period should be placed inside the quotation marks.  The fact that what is quoted is not a complete sentence does not affect this decision.  The sentences should appear this way:

 Our theme is "Rhinestones and Wranglers."

 

Please clearly mark the envelope "XXX Luncheon."

 

 

 

 


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One Response to “Period goes INSIDE the quotation marks in the US (comma, too)”

  1. Great post full of useful information. Thanks for the continued tips!

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