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    The sentence is: "You are clever".

    The sentence is: "You are clever".

    1. Is the colon required?
    2. Should the full stop be inside the quotation marks in British English?

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    Re: The sentence is: "You are clever".

    The colon is not required. The full stop should be inside the quotation marks in BrE because the entire sentence is being quoted. If only part of a sentence is quoted, the full stop would go outside the quotation marks.

    The sentence is "You are clever."
    The sentence includes the words "are clever".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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