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    Default Use a comma with quoted words.

    This is a rule for commas. I've always wondered how to use a comma in a quoted part. In "yes", the comma is inserted within the quoted part, so isn't "Yes", she promised possible? While a comma is separated from the beginning part of "saying ".
    So for a quoted part, does a comma have to come at the end within the quoted part, and before the start?
    ex)Use a comma with quoted words.
    "Yes," she promised. Todd replied, saying, "I will be back this afternoon."

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    Default Re: Use a comma with quoted words.

    In American style, it would never be "Yes", she promised. It would only be "Yes," she promised.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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