Seven deadly sins of punctuation

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35 thoughts on “Seven deadly sins of punctuation

    1. “Elements of Style” by William Strunk, “How to write dazzling dialogue”.

      But the answer to your question: all the punctuations go into the quotation marks. e.g: “She’s so pretty,” he said.

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  1. Logically, periods and commas belong outside the quoted matter, if the quoted matter itself doesn’t end with a period or comma. The British do this right, but the Americans don’t – leaving U.S. writers with two marks of punctuation inside quotation marks, but the rest (e.g., semi-colon) outside – confusing and illogical.

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  2. As I was reading this article, the Grammar Nazi in me kept screaming, “Yes, yes exactly!”, while, the timid writer in me softly confessed under my breath, “Gosh, I’ve done a few of these myself.”

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