Shouldn't the period be outside the quotation marks

He added that even though Pas secured more than 40 parliamentary seats in the 2022 general election, it “is not enough to form the government.”

Shouldn’t the period be outside the quotation marks?


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What do you think yourself, governor?

I think it should be outside the quotation marks.

The rule is to leave the punctuation mark within the quotation marks; therefore, it should remain inside.

Yes. It should be outside the quotation marks because it is a highlight within the clause itself.

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The rules on quotation marks often confuse me. So, do spelling reforms. In Belgium, there have been some. It’s seems that once you’ve grasped them all, they start thinking of making yet another spelling reform. Sometimes, I use punctuation marks within the quotation marks at other times I use them outside the marks. Why do you think that is? I mean I’d like to learn.

Thanks in advance.

In my opinion, for many grammar or vocabulary exceptions - and plenty of rules, for that matter - the question to ask should be “how” instead of “why”, because the only available answer to “why” might simply be “because” in these cases. As for the punctuation mark and quotations - stick to the same format within a piece of writing, and you should be safe. If the quotatuon mark is inside in one instance and outside in another instance in an essay, for example, there is no uniformity and this is a mistake.

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Thank you for answering. It’s always wise to listen to - oh you know what I want to add, but you look so young, at least to me you do -. Please, carry on, there’s at least two people I can count on and you on me, if you should ever need my help.

Thanks for the compliment. I am 63 years old and I do not believe this counts as young. :grinning:

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I don’t know where you’re from, but you sure are my knight in shining armour and I will be yours. And I don’t mind. You’re welcome.

By the way, I’m 53.