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.