#1
Someone is trying to be a smart ass, so I want to be one back.

They wrote:

Title should be "Grammar Nazis".
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Shouldn't the period technically be inside of the quotation marks?
#2
Yes.
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#4
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Shouldn't the period technically be inside of the quotation marks?

Yes. When using quotation marks before another punctuation mark, the latter should be placed before the closing quotation mark.
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#5
period should be inside if it is spoken. outside if it is a title
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#6
Was it correct for me to respond with this?

I believe you should of corrected it as ""Grammar Nazis.""
#7
I believe you should have corrected it as ""Grammar Nazis.""


And since it wasn't spoken, I think the period goes outside of the quotation marks.

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Unrelated: I also love ajreciever14's sig.

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Last edited by ajreciever14 at Dec 23, 2009,
#12
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And since it wasn't spoken, I think the period goes outside of the quotation marks.

Are you sure?
#13
Think so.

If something's spoken, the stop would signify the end of what they're saying (e.g. "I had trouble hiding the bodies.")

But if it's a quotation, such as you've written, where the quotes are meant to signify a phrase (e.g "Grammar Nazis"), then that phrase is part of the overall sentence, and so is the quote, so the full stop would go after the quotation ends.

EDIT: But don't quote me on this. Haven't done English since GCSEs, and I'm only saying this from logic. I'm probably wrong.

2nd EDIT: VVVV well there you go then.

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Last edited by Kilobyte at Dec 23, 2009,
#14
Quote by Kilobyte
Think so.

If something's spoken, the stop would signify the end of what they're saying (e.g. "I had trouble hiding the bodies.")

But if it's a quotation, such as you've written, where the quotes are meant to signify a phrase (e.g "Grammar Nazis"), then that phrase is part of the overall sentence, and so is the quote, so the full stop would go after the quotation ends.

I think not, periods and commas always go inside the quotation marks.

See here for rules of quotation marks.
Ka pu te ruha ka hao te rangatahi.
#15
Periods always go inside quotation marks.

Question marks on the other hand do not always.
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