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Periods and commas always go INSIDE the closing quotation mark.
Semicolons and colons always go OUTSIDE the closing quotation mark.
Question marks and exclamation points vary, depending on whether they apply only to the quoted material or to the entire sentence.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|