Quotation Marks

With other punctuation:

  • Periods and commas go inside.
  • Dashes, semicolons, question marks, and exclamation points go inside only if they’re part of the quoted matter; otherwise, put them outside.

  • Quotations within quotations: Alternate between double and single quotation marks.

    Tamara said, “Ginger told me only yesterday, ‘I realize that accusing Patti of “goring his ox” was going a bit too far.’ ”