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If a parenthetical phrase falls within a sentence, the ending period, or other punctuation, should be placed outside the ending parenthesis; however, if the parenthetical phrase follows a complete sentence (after a period), the period for the parenthetical phrase goes inside the ending parenthesis.
Ex: Your account value is determined by multiplying the number of shares by that day's closing price (net asset value).
Ex: Your account value is determined by multiplying the number of shares by that day's closing price. (The closing price is referred to as the net asset value.)
I agree, but where would you put the question mark and period in this scenario? "What shall we say, then?" (Romans 7:7). Would you put the question mark within the quote? Would you put the question mark after the parenthesis? Would you put the period after the parenthesis?
Joe, Did you ever get a reply to your question?
|Sheri Ann Richerson|