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To: prisoner6
Punctuation almost always goes inside the quotation marks. A typical exception would be a question mark when the quote is not a question.

If he didn't know what happened, why did he say "I know what happened"?

Your use above was correct though, because the quote was a question. "What happend...mama what happened?"

25 posted on 08/15/2010 3:41:23 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb
But what I wrote doesn't seem to actually "stop down" the sentence. Wife just mentioned there should be a period after the quotes to end everything.

Because we are under deadlines and are familiar with each other's styles it is not uncommon to find something like "2 crs colided undr the Wst Wnd Bridhe."

Tranlation would be "Two Cars collided under the West End Bridge."

38 posted on 08/15/2010 3:58:27 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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