Did you know that when you end a sentence with a word enclosed in a quotation mark that the punctuation goes INSIDE the quotation mark?
😲 Yep! It’s true — well for American English — it goes outside in British English, but that’s for another day.
👍🏽 Correct Example: He said, “I didn’t know that I needed to end with the period inside the quotation mark.” ⬅️ See INSIDE.
👎🏽 Incorrect Example: He said, “I didn’t know that I needed to end with the period inside the quotation mark”. 🙅🏽♀️Shouldn’t be hanging out there like that. 🙃
It’s a common mistake and one that I see with every single book that I edit, so I wanted to share this little nugget with you all today. 🤓
So tuck that period, explanation point, comma, or question mark inside. Tell your friends and your cousins. 😌
P.S. Jada is a Red Aglaonema Siam Aurora Chinese Evergreen Plant and they have a reputation for being temperamental and quite frankly, pain in the butts, but my girl is thriving! ☺️
🍃Say hello to my sweet Jada, and let me tell you about one of my most corrected mistakes when I perform copyediting.😉
*Original post on Instagram @andreajasmineditor. #editingtipswiththeplantfam