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    #11

    Re: labeled a box of dishes as kitchen stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    FYI, in the US, the period goes inside the quote, always.
    But that would make no sense if you are trying to accurately quote something (written) that doesn't contain a period!


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    Re: labeled a box of dishes as kitchen stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    But that would make no sense if you are trying to accurately quote something (written) that doesn't contain a period!
    Sorry 2006, Barb_D is correct. Even in Canadian English this is true.

    Here is a Canadian website to demonstrate the usage

    Quotation Marks

    Periods and commas always go within the quotation marks.

    Colons and semi-colons always go outside the quotation marks.

    Other punctuation such as (question marks, exclamation points and dashes) go where logic dictates.

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    #13

    Re: labeled a box of dishes as kitchen stuff

    Then the rules make no sense and deserve to be ignored. :)


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    Re: labeled a box of dishes as kitchen stuff

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    Then the rules make no sense and deserve to be ignored. :)
    Right on, brother!

    But unfortunately we must try to keep it within the limited rules that do exist for English.

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    #15

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D;231310[B
    ]FYI[/B], in the US, the period goes inside the quote, always.
    Thanks, Barb, for your joining us.
    For the sake of curiosity, what does "FYI" refer to?

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    #16

    Re: labeled a box of dishes as kitchen stuff

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    Thanks, Barb, for your joining us.
    For the sake of curiosity, what does "FYI" refer to?
    It stands for 'for your information'.

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    #17

    Re: labeled a box of dishes as kitchen stuff

    I have said many times that this rule about commas and periods inside the quotes doesn't make sense, but the thing is, when you write for a living, you follow the style. If I ever move to England, I'll rejoice in my comma and period flexibility

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