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Is it proper to ever end a sentence in a preposition?
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Becky, who has a beautiful baby girl - 6 months old, asks...
My supervisor insists that a period at the end of the sentence should always be included inside quotation marks, and never outside. I disagree and believe that there are times that it is appropriate for the period to be outside the quotation marks. Which one of us is correct?
Anne answers...
Unfortunately, I cannot find any example to prove your point. In direct quotes a period at the end of a sentence is always included inside quotation marks.
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