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    Question full stop and inverted commas

    Hello!

    I'm so confused when it comes to the usage of full stop inside/ outside inverted commas.Which of the following is correct:

    I'm aware that "Nobody's perfect" and that "Practice makes perfect".
    or
    I'm aware that "Nobody's perfect." and that "Practice makes perfect."

    How should I punctuate the following:

    The "Yes?No questions" require answers beginning with either "Yes, ... ." or "No, ... ."
    or
    ... with either "Yes, ..." or "No,..." .

    A big thank you,
    angela

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    Default Re: full stop and inverted commas

    Quotation marks are unnecessary here:

    [1] I'm aware that nobody's perfect and that practice makes perfect.
    With emphasis:

    quotation marks
    [2] I'm aware that "nobody's perfect" and that "practice makes perfect".

    [3] I'm aware that "nobody's perfect" and that "practice makes perfect."


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    [4] I'm aware that nobody's perfect and that practice makes perfect.
    http://www.global-translation-servic...UK-English.pdf

    Punctuate as follows:

    [5] The Yes/No questions require answers beginning with either "Yes" or "No".

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    Default Re: full stop and inverted commas

    Your actual question was:
    I'm so confused when it comes to the usage of full stop inside/ outside inverted commas


    There's a simple way to remember:
    When the quoted words end in a full stop, the full stop goes inside the quotation marks
    He replied, “I wasn't there that night.”
    compare
    If the quote doesn’t end in a full stop, then it goes on the outside of the quotation marks.
    I’m going to read “Lord Of The Rings”.

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