[OT] The 2006 Wireless Networking Summit - Typo
Posted Apr 19, 2006 15:23 UTC (Wed) by roelofs
In reply to: [OT] The 2006 Wireless Networking Summit - Typo
Parent article: The 2006 Wireless Networking Summit
Incidentally, for those seeing this rule for the first time: It applies to all punctuation, not just commas.
Not true. From Warriner's: Colons and semicolons are always placed outside the closing quotation marks (section 21g(2) of Fourth Course, at least in my edition). Also: Question marks and exclamation points are placed inside the closing quotation marks if the quotation is a question or exclamation. Otherwise they are placed outside (section 21g (3)). Turabian concurs (section 5.17 of Fifth Edition).
And there's a similar rule of American typography that says when entire sentences are in parentheses, the period for the last one goes after the closing parenthesis.
I question that as well; Warriner's discourages such usage in the first place but does say, Put punctuation marks within the parentheses when they belong to the parenthetical matter (section 22o). Turabian doesn't seem to address the issue, although I may simply have missed it.
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