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

Answer

Here are some rules about quotation marks from the Purdue Owl:

Capitalize the first letter of a direct quote when the quoted material is a complete sentence.

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.

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  • Last Updated Jan 30, 2018
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