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Ahem!

I have something to get off my chest.  I don’t like the rules about punctuation and quotes.

Why does the comma go inside the end-quote, ALWAYS?  What if it is not part of what is being quoted?  Hmmmm, what if I am building a compound sentence, and right before the comma, I use a quote?

I read Swift’s “A Description of a City Shower,” and I didn’t like it.  SEE?  Look at it!  It’s ugly.  You know what’s pretty?  This is pretty:

I read Swift’s “A Description of a City Shower”, and I didn’t like it.  THAT’S PRETTY!

That is all.

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