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Semicolon Goes Outside

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The semicolon should be placed outside quotation marks. When the quoted matter ends with a semicolon, the semicolon is dropped.

According to the editor, writers do make mistakes when "quoting from research sources"; they also use "too many quotations."  (Semicolon goes outside; period goes inside.)

 

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