- 1 Post By Anglika
Apostrophe's and Periods
Could you please advise me which one shall come in the begining while ending a sentence an apostrophe or a period.
a) ".........to accomodate the new person".
b) ".........to accomodate the new person."
The first sentence ends with a period and the second one ends with a apostrophe. Which one is gramatically correct.
Re: Apostrophe's and Periods
An apostrophe is used to indicate possession (or omission of a letter). What you have are quotation marks/speech marks.
Originally Posted by Mark Kosin
Do you mean should you put the period before the quotation marks or after them? If the sentence enclosed by the marks is part of a dialogue, the period [or question or exclamation mark] comes inside. If the sentence is part of a quotation, the period comes outside:
A: "Are you willing to accommodate this person?"
B: He asked me if I "would accommodate this person".
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