#FixItFriday : Quotation Marks

Let’s try this. Think of quotation marks to be the enveloping embrace of Big Mama at the family reunion — every person and punctuation is included within its open and closed arms.

Wrong:  Big Mama said, “Come give Big Mama some sugga”.

Why this is wrong: The sad little period is important to the sentence structure, yet it is left out of the embrace.

Right: Big Mama said, “Come give Big Mama some sugga.”

Why this is right: The little period is happily nestled within Big Mama’s embrace along with all the other little linguistic cousins.

Imagine, quotation marks hug the entire sentence or quote– punctuation and all!

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