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    period placement

    Where should the period go in the sentence below? Inside or outside the brackets? I read somewhere that when what's inside the brackets is a sentence that could stand on its own, the period goes inside.

    The focus of the assistant is on competition law of the EU and that of Switzerland (which is largely based on EU competition law).

    Thanks.

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    Re: period placement

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Where should the period go in the sentence below? Inside or outside the brackets? I read somewhere that when what's inside the brackets is a sentence that could stand on its own, the period goes inside.

    The focus of the assistant is on competition law of the EU and that of Switzerland (which is largely based on EU competition law).

    Thanks.
    I think conventions differ here between the UK and the USA. My understanding (I am British) is that the following would be correct:

    - The focus of the assistant is on competition law of the EU and that of Switzerland (which is largely based on EU competition law).
    - The focus of the assistant is on competition law of the EU and that of Switzerland. (This is largely based on EU competition law.)

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