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    #1

    He shouted, "God away!".

    He shouted, "God away!".

    Is it wrong to put a full stop outside the closed inverted commas?

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    #2

    Re: He shouted, "God away!".

    After an exclamation mark at the end of a quote, no full stop is required at all. It should just look like this:

    He shouted "God away!"

    "God away" would be a very strange thing to shout, though. I assumed the title contained a typo for "Go away!" but then I saw that it was repeated in the post.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: He shouted, "God away!".

    Thanks, emsr.

    Should have been "Go away". It was a typo.

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    #4

    Re: He shouted, "God away!".

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    After an exclamation mark at the end of a quote, no full stop is required at all.
    The rule is that a quotation that ends in a period, question mark, or exclamation mark already includes the sentence-ending punctuation. No additional punctuation other than the closing quotation mark is required.
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    #5

    Re: He shouted, "God away!".

    The above post does not agree with the following examples:

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    It is correct to say "Is he among the people who have achieved success?".

    Is it correct to say "Is he among the people who have achieved success?"?
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    #6

    Re: He shouted, "God away!".

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    The above post does not agree with the following examples:
    I didn't comment at the time, but I don't think many editors would punctuate those sentences as Piscean has. This gets very tricky when the subject is the use of English. It's best to set a sentence which the text discusses in a new, indented paragraph. For example,

    This sentence ends in an exclamation mark!

    It's generally impractical to do this in the forum, though.
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