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If there are quotes, are there any rules for punctuation, like comma or period (full stop)?

January 12, 2017
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Use a comma to introduce a quotation after a standard dialogue tag, a brief introductory phrase, or a dependent clause. The detective said, "I am sure who performed the murder." Put commas and periods within quotation marks. He said, "I may forget your name, but I never forget a face." Place colons and semicolons outside closed quotation marks. Williams described the experiment as "a definitive step forward"; other scientists disagreed. Place a question mark or exclamation point within closing quotation marks if the punctuation applies to the quotation itself. Place the punctuation outside the closing quotation marks if the punctuation applies to the whole sentence. Philip asked, "Do you need this book?" Does Dr. Lim always say to her students, "You must work harder"?
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If there are quotes, are there any rules for punctuation, like comma or period (full stop)?
Use a comma to introduce a quotation after a standard dialogue tag, a brief introductory phrase, or a dependent clause. The detective said, "I am sure who performed the murder." Put commas and periods within quotation marks. He said, "I may forget your name, but I never forget a face." Place colons and semicolons outside closed quotation marks. Williams described the experiment as "a definitive step forward"; other scientists disagreed. Place a question mark or exclamation point within closing quotation marks if the punctuation applies to the quotation itself. Place the punctuation outside the closing quotation marks if the punctuation applies to the whole sentence. Philip asked, "Do you need this book?" Does Dr. Lim always say to her students, "You must work harder"?

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