DVD Talk
Punctuation question [Archive] - DVD Talk Forum
 
Best Sellers
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
The Longest Day
Buy: $54.99 $24.99
9.
10.
DVD Blowouts
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Alien [Blu-ray]
Buy: $19.99 $9.99
8.
9.
10.

PDA
DVD Reviews

View Full Version : Punctuation question


scottall
06-16-05, 09:16 AM
I posted this in another thread and it looks weird.

No love for "I Adore Mi Amor"?

What is the grammar rule for this? Does the punctuation always go inside the quotation mark?

Jalizarin
06-16-05, 09:19 AM
I always put the punctuation outside the quotes if it belongs to the text outside the quotes, and vice versa. I may be wrong though.

Nick Danger
06-16-05, 09:20 AM
It used to. Movable type has a single block for |?"| Once computers came, people started moving the question mark outside of the quotes. It made more sense.

SFranke
06-16-05, 09:21 AM
Punctuation belongs inside the quotes, unless you live in the UK, or another country that doesn't speak English.

NCMojo
06-16-05, 09:24 AM
http://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/quotes.asp

Rule 2. The placement of question marks with quotes follows logic. If a question is in quotation marks, the question mark should be placed inside the quotation marks.

Examples:

She asked, "Will you still be my friend?"

Do you agree with the saying, "All's fair in love and war"?

(Here the question is outside the quote.)

scottall
06-16-05, 09:26 AM
So the grammar rule is that it goes inside the quotes, but in practice we put it outside the quotes because it makes more sense?

unless you live in the UK, or another country that doesn't speak English.
:confused:

scottall
06-16-05, 09:27 AM
http://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/quotes.asp
Thank you, kind sir. Now I can sleep tonight.

The Bus
06-16-05, 09:28 AM
I don't have my copy of this around:

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1592400876.01._PIdp-schmooS,TopRight,7,-26_PE32_SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Save Ferris
06-16-05, 10:05 AM
Im just glad the thread title doesnt say:

Punctuation question?

scottall
06-16-05, 10:13 AM
Too bad I can't edit the title or I'd hook you up with a couple of those, or a semi-colon. The semicolon is at the bottom of the punctuation food chain and deserves more action.

NCMojo
06-16-05, 10:46 AM
Too bad I can't edit the title or I'd hook you up with a couple of those, or a semi-colon. The semicolon is at the bottom of the punctuation food chain and deserves more action.
And what about the poor, misunderstood colon? Sure, everyone gives props to the hot, sexy semicolon; after all, what's not to like?

But I really would like to see more colon action, frankly. You can look around all you'd like, and it seems like no one is giving the colon the emphasis it really deserves. :(

jdodd
06-16-05, 11:28 AM
And what about the poor, misunderstood colon? Sure, everyone gives props to the hot, sexy semicolon; after all, what's not to like?

But I really would like to see more colon action, frankly. You can look around all you'd like, and it seems like no one is giving the colon the emphasis it really deserves. :(
http://www.umm.edu/images/ency/fullsize/normal_anatomy_10255.jpg
:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

scottall
06-16-05, 03:27 PM
jdodd, you have been reported for that filthy pic. I am personally offended.

And what about the poor, misunderstood colon? Sure, everyone gives props to the hot, sexy semicolon; after all, what's not to like?

But I really would like to see more colon action, frankly. You can look around all you'd like, and it seems like no one is giving the colon the emphasis it really deserves. :(
The colon gets to participate in group action including: colon on colon action, colon-colon-semicolon where it almost destroys the poor semicolon and periods. The colon sticks its nose up at the semicolon unless it wants to humiliate and assert its domination over the poor semicolon.