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Should the comma be inside the closing inverted commas? Options
Koh Elaine
Posted: Friday, November 15, 2019 4:42:05 AM
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Even though the man repeatedly told the PMD rider: "I did not say anything, brother", the latter continued his tirade.

Should the comma be inside the quotation marks, in British English?


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ARMECH
Posted: Friday, November 15, 2019 6:33:35 AM
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The comma is correctly placed. Not aware of any specific rule for BE though.
Romany
Posted: Friday, November 15, 2019 7:14:50 AM
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Armech - there is a difference between BE and AE on the placement of the comma here. However, the only place it would ever matter which form one used would be a) in an English language exam, b) writing an Academic thesis.

Except in these two instances, this is not a matter which effects anyone at all, really.
Koh Elaine
Posted: Friday, November 15, 2019 1:28:20 PM
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Many thanks to both of you.
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