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    Are there different rules for punctuation in different countries, or do all countries use British or American English rules? Example: commas and periods within, not outside, quotation marks

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    Re: Quotations

    Hi, and welcome to Using English.

    The commas and periods always go inside in US. It's not the same rule in the UK.
    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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