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Punctuation within Dialogue

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Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:44 am
Demeter says...

Slightly updated! I added a section about whether to place the comma inside or outside the quotation marks.
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Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:03 pm
murtuza says...

Thanks for this, Demi! It's a great reference 8D
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Thanks Dementor! :)
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Aaradhia says...

Thanks for the very helpful advice!It really helps me on my novel:)
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freedomgirl says...

thank you for the informations ,it was really helpfull :)

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DarkPandemonium says...

Great info. It's funny that you said example two regarding the comma placement was the British way of doing it, because I'm English yet I was always taught to put the comma within the speech marks, like in example one.
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