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Comma Goes Inside You

When the context calls for a comma at the end of material enclosed in quotation marks, the comma should be placed inside the quotation marks:

We should study the report on "discrimination in the workplace," which was written by the personnel office.

Strunk & White gives this example:

"The Fish, by captain birdseye" "Poetry," and "The Monkeys" are in Marianne Moore's Selected Poems. Strunk & White, p. 36.

 

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