Grammar Question for Memo

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Grammar Question for Memo

Postby Generic20101L » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:43 pm

Which is correct?

..."employer":

or

..."employer:"

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Re: Grammar Question for Memo

Postby plenipotentiary » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:50 pm

"employer":

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Re: Grammar Question for Memo

Postby Generic20101L » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:58 pm

plenipotentiary wrote:"employer":


So, what is the specific rule about quotes in and out of punctuation?

I know you ALWAYS do ." but when is it appropriate to do "punctuation?

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Re: Grammar Question for Memo

Postby plenipotentiary » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:00 pm

"A colon or semicolon is always placed outside quotation marks. When the enclosed material ends in a colon, the colon is omitted."

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Re: Grammar Question for Memo

Postby CyLaw » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:02 pm

Generic20101L wrote:
plenipotentiary wrote:"employer":


So, what is the specific rule about quotes in and out of punctuation?

I know you ALWAYS do ." but when is it appropriate to do "punctuation?

TIA


"Always place commas and periods inside the quotation marks; place other punctuation marks inside the quotation marks only if they are part of the original text."

Blue Book Rule 5.1(b)(iv)




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