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    Punctuation Question

    Please take a look at the following sentence.

    Enter the “Online Test No.”.

    Should I put the period inside the double quotes, so it will look like the following?

    Enter the “Online Test No..”

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    Re: Punctuation Question

    No

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    Re: Punctuation Question

    What are you trying to write? Can we see the whole sentence?

    You don't need the second period, either inside the quote or outside.
    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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    Re: Punctuation Question

    I guess the No. stands for number, right?

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    Re: Punctuation Question

    Quote Originally Posted by chanbr View Post
    Please take a look at the following sentence.

    Enter the “Online Test No.”.

    Should I put the period inside the double quotes, so it will look like the following?

    Enter the “Online Test No..”
    Am I assuming correctly that "No." is used here as an abbreviation for the word "number"?
    Presumably, this is an instruction on some kind of form. If so, personally, I would be inclined not to abbreviate and would put:

    Enter the Online Test Number.

    That solves the problem of having two full stops (periods) next to each other. I also don't think you need to put Online Test Number in quotes. It has initial capitals and I think that will suffice.

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    Re: Punctuation Question

    "Online Test No." is a field on the computer screen. I guess I can change it to:

    Enter the value for the "Online Test No." field.

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