Whose punctuation is it, anyway?

Whose punctuation is it, anyway?

roach (bug) made of commas


How to decide when punctuation goes inside the quotation marks. Today, in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com. Spoiler: Canadian style favours keeping punctuation inside the quotation marks, unless that changes the speaker’s meaning.


Link to my Canadian, Eh? column on Copyediting.com


And here is a summary of American standards from APA.


The comma roach is © Dr. Shilland and is used here with his permission.

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