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    Apostrophe's and Periods

    Could you please advise me which one shall come in the begining while ending a sentence an apostrophe or a period.

    For ex;
    a) ".........to accomodate the new person".
    or
    b) ".........to accomodate the new person."

    The first sentence ends with a period and the second one ends with a apostrophe. Which one is gramatically correct.


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    Re: Apostrophe's and Periods

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Kosin View Post
    Could you please advise me which one shall come in the begining while ending a sentence an apostrophe or a period.

    For ex;
    a) ".........to accommodate the new person".
    or
    b) ".........to accommodate the new person."

    The first sentence ends with a period and the second one ends with a apostrophe. Which one is gramatically correct.
    An apostrophe is used to indicate possession (or omission of a letter). What you have are quotation marks/speech marks.

    Do you mean should you put the period before the quotation marks or after them? If the sentence enclosed by the marks is part of a dialogue, the period [or question or exclamation mark] comes inside. If the sentence is part of a quotation, the period comes outside:


    A: "Are you willing to accommodate this person?"

    B: He asked me if I "would accommodate this person".

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