The sentence is: "You are clever".

Tan Elaine

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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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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".
 
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