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When writing with quotation marks is the quotation marks inside or outside of end of sentence?

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In a paragraph if the quote is a part of it is inside the period. so like .. While walking down the street Sam turned to me and said "I sure wish we had a car". if it is stand alone like in a conversation it is inside..
"hey Joe,"
"yeah, what do you want?"

If the quote is a question in a paragraph you would write it like this. While walking down the street Sam turned to me and asked "how far it is anyway?". with the ? mark inside the quotes and the period outside :)

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and a quote inside of a quote would be "He asked joe, 'How did he do it?' then he said he dunno."
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I think it depends on what the quote is. If the quote includes the dot it should be inside, if the quote doesn't include a dot but you want to end your text after the quote, the dot should be outside.

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Outside. The quotation marks always go at the end of the sentence. The question mark is part of the sentence, so you put them after the question mark.

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According to the following website, the answer depends on whether you use American or British rules.

I was raised on the American rules.

It appears DeanaWynn follows the British rules.

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/quotation-marks-periods-and-commas?page=all

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