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"Lunch is ready," said Mum.
I usually place the comma inside the quotation mark. However, I saw some people place the comma outside the quotation mark. For instance, "Lunch is ready", said Mum. Are they correct?
Last edited by Winwin2011; 03-Oct-2013 at 06:45.
I would say "... put the comma outside the quotation marks" or "... outside the closing quotation mark". In BrE, the comma in your first post would go outside the quotation marks.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
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