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Where does the full stop come in speech marks? For example:

I have a donkey. He said to me "my name is Gareth". After?

I have a donkey. He said to me "my name is Gareth." Before?

I just don't know
#6
Punctuation goes inside the speech marks.


EDIT: As long as the punctuation is actually part of the quote, of course.
Last edited by Pagan-Pie at Sep 17, 2010,
#7
Before because it's indicating the end of the quoted sentence, therefore it is part of the speech.

Not something i've ever thought about really, but that would be my guess.
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#14
i think its before
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#15
My English teacher told me always inside last year, but I fought that it can go outside sometimes. That only makes sense to me, seems like it should go outside if it's the end of th sentence, but I bet I'm wrong. Go with inside.
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I thought it went after unless the punctuation was meant to be part of the spoken sentence?



In Britain. Not in America.
#17
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My English teacher told me always inside last year, but I fought that it can go outside sometimes. That only makes sense to me, seems like it should go outside if it's the end of th sentence, but I bet I'm wrong. Go with inside.

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Quote by sglover34479
My English teacher told me always inside last year, but I fought that it can go outside sometimes. That only makes sense to me, seems like it should go outside if it's the end of th sentence, but I bet I'm wrong. Go with inside.


Yea, you might want to listen to your teacher
#19
Thank fudge we've cleared that up!

EDIT: Okay, stop picking faults with my grammar and spelling
#21
You should have replaced the "your" in the thread title with "you're" for maximum effect.
#22
You spelled grammar wrong...
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#23
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You spelled grammar wrong...


He spelled it correctly in a later post. He has learned.
#24
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The British way does make a bit more sense. Obviously if the punctuation is integral to whatever is being quoted, it goes within the inverted commas. If it's part of the sentence containing the quote, it goes outside. It looks a bit weird sometimes though.
#26
CrimsonBizarre, you took the words right out of my mouth.

The only 2 things I wanted to post as a reply, you have said. It surprises me that nobody picked up on the misspelling of grammar quicker than that.
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Quote by leg end
Where does the full stop come in speech marks? For example:

I have a donkey. He said to me "my name is Gareth". After?

I have a donkey. He said to me "my name is Gareth." Before?

I just don't know

Full stop= Period

Speech marks= Quotation marks

OT: Inside if its a part of the quote, outside if its a part of the sentence.

IE: Did that donkey just say "My name is Gareth."?

But then again, grammar has always been my weak point in school, so that might be completely wrong.
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#28
Quote by leg end
Where does the full stop come in speech marks? For example:

I have a donkey. He said to me "my name is Gareth". After?

I have a donkey. He said to me "my name is Gareth." Before?

I just don't know


If what appears inside the quotations is a complete sentence, then the '.' goes inside. Else it doesn't.
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#32
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CrimsonBizarre, you took the words right out of my mouth.

The only 2 things I wanted to post as a reply, you have said. It surprises me that nobody picked up on the misspelling of grammar quicker than that.

People type Grammer Nazi's as a joke all the time

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Yea, you might want to listen to your teacher


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#38
Quote by doomded
Full stop= Period

Speech marks= Quotation marks

OT: Inside if its a part of the quote, outside if its a part of the sentence.

IE: Did that donkey just say "My name is Gareth."?

But then again, grammar has always been my weak point in school, so that might be completely wrong.

Well that whole bit is wrong. Punctuation always goes inside the quotes unless quoting a statement in the form of a question: Did that donkey just say "My name is Gareth"?

Of course, that's a ridiculous way to write it. You should write: Did that donkey just say his name is Gareth?

Thus you eliminate the need for quotation marks and avoid this issue altogether
#39
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Full stop= Period

Where I come from, a period is a horrible time of the month where you bleed from your vagina, your nipples get sore and you have nasty mood swings
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