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If you are confused about the second comma, please read this:

For inverted commas that indicate a word or phrase being discussed, or a word or phrase directly quoted from somewhere else:

  1. In British English, we place punctuation outside the closing quotation mark. Example: Her latest novel is called ‘Seven Days’.
  2. In American English, we place the punctuation before the closing quotation mark or marks. Example: Her latest novel is called “Seven Days.”


  1. Punctuation For Beginners: What Is Punctuation?
  2. Punctuation For Beginners: All About Commas
  3. Punctuation For Beginners: All About Inverted Commas
Posted on: 18th January 2020