Q. Does the period go before or after the quotation mark?

Answer

Here is an example using a period and quotation marks.

Example:

Mr. Johnson, who was working in his field that morning, said, "The alien spaceship appeared right before my own two eyes."
 

In the above example the period goes before the final quotation mark.

To practice with punctuation and quotation marks, see the Purdue Owl exercises.

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  • Last Updated Sep 11, 2018
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