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To: ObamaBoogaBooga.com
You are CORRECT sir or madame! Of course "are" does not equal "our".

BTW ongoing debate about including the period inside the quotes in the above. Last I heard it was up to the writer. Style guides I use in news skirt the issue.

Most likely a product of public education or someone depending on spell check!

5 posted on 08/15/2010 3:08:21 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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To: prisoner6

The period definitely belongs inside the quotation mark. That’s the rule. Period.


9 posted on 08/15/2010 3:15:03 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: prisoner6
madame

Sigh...My slight exposure to French...

Will that work as an excuse?

BTW I'd enjoy a discussion on when to include punctuation inside quotations, especially at the end of a sentence.

Bear in mind I daily have to deal with writers using phrases such as "drowned to death" in one instance or "flags at half mast" when intending to refer to flags being flown at half staff.

I am easily distracted!

12 posted on 08/15/2010 3:19:28 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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To: prisoner6

“BTW ongoing debate about including the period inside the quotes in the above. Last I heard it was up to the writer. Style guides I use in news skirt the issue.”

Universal American usage places commas and periods inside the quotation marks, with minor exception;

He signs his name with an “X”.


13 posted on 08/15/2010 3:23:00 PM PDT by jessduntno (I wonder...how will third Manassas turn out?)
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