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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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Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:31 am
Lydia1995 says...

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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Panikos 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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AvantCoffee says...

Nice that this resource exists. I found this webpage that explains further dialogue punctuation, including dialogue interrupted by action/thought, quoting within dialogue, dialogue abruptly cut off etc. I wasn't sure where to share the link but here seems to be a good place~

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