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    ". or ."

    Does the full stop go inside or outside the quotation marks? I see people doing it both ways all the time....

    Argh, punctuation sucks.

    EDIT: so if someone's speaking it goes on the inside, but what if you are just quoting one word or something.... doesn't it look a bit strange like this:

    This word means "dog."

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    Could these be just typos?
    Send me a PM if you need me.

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    Most definately. People on the internet are often somewhat lacking in grammatical accuracy... and now I have no idea which is correct anymore.

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    This word means "dog." - American usage
    This word means "dog". - British usage (and Russian)

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    Quote Originally Posted by E-learner
    This word means "dog." - American usage
    This word means "dog". - British usage (and Russian)
    This is horribly simplistic, it's much more complcated than that.

    http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-pun1.htm

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