Punctuation inside quotation marks...

Punctuation inside quotation marks...

ZenaidaMacroura ZenaidaMacroura
This is just a little thing that kind of bugs me, so I thought I'd share. And I really hope nobody takes this the wrong way or as me sounding whiny.

It's a small, understandable error people frequently make, not just in reviews, but in texts, writing, etc. I actually had to look it up because I wasn't sure I was right since so many of my friends disagreed with me. But I am.

Punctuation should always go inside quotation marks. For example:

1. "Hurry up."
2. "Will you still be my friend?"
3. The sign changed from "Walk," to "Don't Walk," to "Walk" again within 30 seconds.
There are some special cases, like-- Do you agree with the saying, "All's fair in love and war"?
Here the question is outside the quote.

But generally, commas, periods, and question marks go inside quotation marks. Again, I know this is kind of silly, but it's a small pet peeve of mine that I thought I'd mention in case it might help somebody who isn't sure.

For more (and where I took those quotes from)--GrammarBook
12/05/2010
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Muddog7998 Muddog7998
I do the same thing, but so many people disagree with me! lol. Thanks for enlightening us all!
12/06/2010
Darling Jen Darling Jen
That's true in almost all cases. I'm a bit of an anal retentive when it comes to correct punctuation and capitalization. The exceptions are for phrases and incomplete/indirect sentences or quotations. Here's an example:

So when I asked him if he wanted a second bag, all he said was a curt "yeah".

Another exception is phrases in paranthesises:

My first sex toy was made of rubber (like the one shown here).
12/06/2010
Darling Jen Darling Jen
Just saw that you addressed the exceptions in the last example. Oops! Hehehe, sorry. But you're right on!!!
12/06/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
I'm so glad I'm not the only one who gets bugged by this. I try my hardest to make sure I keep my punctuation inside my quotation marks
12/06/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Thanks, I did not know that.
12/06/2010
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
Yeah, this is a pet peeve of mine, too. It drives me nuts when someone suggests "correcting" my punctuation to the incorrect form (such as when they suggest placing the punctuation outside the parentheses in cases that do NOT meet the exceptions).
12/06/2010
B8trDude B8trDude
Yup, it drive me nuts too.
12/06/2010
Pleasure Piratess Pleasure Piratess
Yes, pet peeve of mine too. Sad thing is, it seems like punctution adn speeling r jist gittin wors an wors thees dais.
12/06/2010
ZenaidaMacroura ZenaidaMacroura
Quote:
Originally posted by Pleasure Piratess
Yes, pet peeve of mine too. Sad thing is, it seems like punctution adn speeling r jist gittin wors an wors thees dais.
Whew! I feel better now that I know I'm not the only one. Haha.
12/06/2010
ZenaidaMacroura ZenaidaMacroura
Quote:
Originally posted by Pleasure Piratess
Yes, pet peeve of mine too. Sad thing is, it seems like punctution adn speeling r jist gittin wors an wors thees dais.
Haha. Nice.
12/06/2010
Not here Not here
Grammar geeks unite! I love you for posting this
12/06/2010
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Depending on your style book, the third example is actually incorrect.
12/07/2010
rdytogo rdytogo
I love when the grammar police make a visit.
12/07/2010
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