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From NoOp <gl...@sbcglobal.net>
Subject Re: Is there a way to do this...
Date Sun, 27 May 2012 00:44:59 GMT
On 05/25/2012 04:03 AM, Alec McAllister wrote:
> Fowler tackles this in the "Stops" section.
> 
> He mentions two schools of thought, which he calls the conventional
> and the logical, with the latter punctuating according to sense, i.e.
> putting the stops outside the inverted commas except when they
> actually form part of the quotation.
> 
> The former appears to be more common in the USA and the latter in the
> UK, although neither has ever been completely uniform in either
> place.
> 
> I was taught to punctuate according to sense during my education in
> UK schools, during my Degree in English, during my training as an
> English teacher and throughout my career as a teacher in the UK ...
> so it has probably been completely superseded by whatever haphazard
> punctuation (or lack of it) happens to be current on this week's most
> fashionable chat-site.  :-(
> 
> Alec McAllister Leeds, UK

OK, you win. :-)

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