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    Question Punctuanion in quotations

    When I want to quote a full sentence, I put a full stop before the end of the quotation, e.g.,
    John said that "Ann is very stupid." (I know that in this sentence I can omit the quotation, but assume that I must use it.)

    What should I do when the sentence is finished with a question mark, but my sentence is not a question? E.g.,
    John asked me "Are you stupid or what?".
    Is it correct to put a full stop after the quotation here?

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    Nyggus

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    Re: Punctuanion in quotations

    As this is direct speech, put a comma after 'asked me' and no full stop after the quotation, at least that's how I'd handle it.

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