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Colons with Quotation Marks

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Colon Comes Outside

The colon should be placed outside quotation marks. When matter ending with a colon is quoted, the colon is dropped:

The employee has two objections to the practice of "early retirement": He wants to continue working, and the policy manual does not require it.


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