The pitcher's mound is referred to as "the bump", "the mound", but hardly ever as "the pitchers mound". Do those commas and the period go inside the quotes?
Didn't think so, but someone argued that commas ALWAYS go inside quotation marks. I countered that's only true for direct quotes. Thanks.
Grammarbook.com says they go inside. Still doesn't seem right to me.
To clear things up: ~ Commas and periods go INSIDE the quotes, unless the part in the quotes is a single letter, or a number. For example: The only grade that will satisfy her is an "A". or On this scale, the highest ranking is a "1", not a "10". ~ On the other hand, question marks and explanation points go OUTSIDE the quotes, unless it is part of the quote. For example: Have you read the assigned short story, "Flowering Judas"? No, but I did finally get around to reading last week's assignment, "Where Are They Now?" So, in the example you give, the commas and periods should go INSIDE the quotes, like this: The pitcher's mound is referred to as "the bump," or "the mound," but hardly ever as "the pitcher's mound."
I've searched it up and resources show that they go inside the quote, so @Peeps is correct.
Excellent. Thanks for the clarification. But upon further thought, I wonder if the following isn't preferable? The pitcher's mound is referred to as the bump, or the mound, but hardly ever as "the pitcher's mound."
Sorry, meant with bump and the first occurrence of mound italicized.
You know, I'm not sure you really need the quotes, at all. Maybe it can be like this...? The pitcher's mound is rarely called that; it is more often referred to as simply the bump, or the mound.
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