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    quatation marks and commas

    Hello.
    I have a question about the usage of quotationmarks and commas in technical writing.
    I do not know if the following sentence is correct in terms of the positions of quotation marks, spaces and commas.
    Could you correct me if I am mistaken?
    -I have “A”, “B”, and “C.”

    Thank you in advance.



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    Re: quatation marks and commas

    It's a question of house-style. According to OUP's house-style, which I learnt to apply when I worked for OUP, "...'A', 'B', and 'C..." is right, but the full-point should come outside the quotation mark. Other house-styles are applied elsewhere. 'You pays your money and you takes your choice' - that's an idiom; the grammar is intentional.

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    Re: quatation marks and commas

    There is also "You pays your money and you takes your chances". Different meaning but similar construction and grammar.

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    Re: quatation marks and commas

    Thank you very much for your answer and advice.
    I am sorry for confusion.
    I am not used to writing on this site yet.
    Last edited by NMO3B; 05-May-2014 at 04:51.

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    Re: quatation marks and commas

    Thank you very much for your answer and advice.
    Last edited by NMO3B; 05-May-2014 at 04:52.

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    Re: quatation marks and commas

    Quote Originally Posted by NMO3B View Post

    I am not used to writing on this site yet.
    You could consider increasing your font size if you intend becoming a regular poster.

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