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    Do I need a period/full stop in this sentence?

    Our topic for today is about "Who are you?".

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    Default Re: full stop

    Yes - it indicates the end of the complete sentence, and it independent of the question mark in the quoted text.

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    Default Re: full stop

    How about this:

    He said, "let's go to the park." - Do I need a full stop here? I think not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    How about this:

    He said, "let's go to the park." - Do I need a full stop here? I think not!
    Yes, you do need since a full stop should be put at the end of a compelet sentence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asmaa89 View Post
    Yes, you do need since a full stop should be put at the end of a compelet sentence.

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    Do you mean it should be :

    He said, "let's go to the park.". - It looks odd to me!!!

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    Anglika, where are you?

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    In bed and asleep!

    The reason for the first example using two punctuation marks is that the first was a question mark. You would do the same if the quotation ended with an exclamation mark.

    A quotation without one of these two marks does not need two punctuation marks. [The second topic is about "Going to the park".]

    Your second sentence was not a quotation, but dialogue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    Do you mean it should be :

    He said, "let's go to the park.". - It looks odd to me!!!
    Me too, but then again I'm not used to UK punctuation.

    American punctuation:

    He said, "Let's go to the park."
    Our topic for today is Who are you?

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    Default Re: full stop

    My two cents:

    full stop after quotation marks, not before.

    He said, "let's go to the park".

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    Default Re: full stop

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Me too, but then again I'm not used to UK punctuation.

    American punctuation:

    He said, "Let's go to the park."
    Our topic for today is Who are you?
    I agree. Also, I think the first sentence would be the same in both BE and AE.

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