NCO Primary Leadership Subjects
Quotation Marks, Continued
Sometimes the use of other punctuation marks with quotation marks causes trouble.
An easy rule to remember is that periods and commas are always placed inside
quotation marks; other punctuation marks are placed within them only if they are
part of the quotation.
"Don't go that way," he said, "because it is mined."
Did he say, "This area is mined"?
He asked, "Is this area mined?"
Lieutenant Goss exclaimed, "There goes my hat!"
Private Wilson said, "I never receive any mail", he looked so depressed that Jane and
Nancy shared their postcards with him.
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