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“When to close” and other fascinating tales of punctuation

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 09, 2002

I’ve never liked putting closing punctuation inside quotation marks. It always seemed a little wrong to me, especially when quoting someone else (e.g. Sally said “that’s interesting”. rather than Sally said “that’s interesting.”) because the original quote often doesn’t contain that punctuation. Turns out that it’s not an uncorrect way to do it…in some limited cases. So I’m still doing it wrong, but a little less wrong than I previously thought. (via glfstrm)