Later I was taught by emsr2d2:
"It's important to use correct spacing around punctuation.
- Put a space before an opening quotation mark or an opening bracket.
- Do not put a space after an opening quotation mark or an opening bracket.
- Do not put a space before a closing quotation mark or a closing bracket.
- Put a space after a closing quotation mark or a closing bracket.
However, if you are putting a quote inside brackets, then you put a space before the opening bracket but then write the opening quotation mark straight away. Here are some examples.
I like (fried) apples.
What is the reason for using "me" instead of "myself"?
All the best for the coming exams ("exams" instead of "tests"?)"
I am not a teacher.
Student or Learner