Monday, August 2, 2010

Grammar Rules: Quotation marks and Commas/Periods

Misplacement of commas and periods when using quotation marks is one of the most common grammatical errors made by novice writers. The rule is fairly simple:

Commas and periods always go INSIDE the quotation mark:

"I hate eating here," he said.
"That's just stupid," Sara said.
consider the following numbers: "twenty," "fifteen," and "seven."
I like the words "peach," "water," "blue," and "sunny."

Authors/writers: Make sure you're on my list of authors!


  1. I have issues with commas. Thanks for the tip.

  2. Refreshers in punctuation and grammar are always a good idea.