October 24, 2019 at 9:38 am #99310J. Dekreel@dekreel
Okay, this question/problem has been floating around in my head for weeks now and I figured this forum is probably the best place for me to clear it up.
So in the following two sentences:
1) Is it rude in this country to use the term “flabbergasted“?
2) Is it rude in this country to use the term “flabbergasted?”
That quotation mark/question mark placement at the end. . . which one is grammatically correct? I’ve been using #1 lately because I feel like it makes more sense (since there’s no question mark in the term “flabbergasted”), but I don’t know if it’s actually right or not.
By the way, those two sentences are not to be confused with dialog:
Robert replied, “It’s only rude if you use it in front of the duck people.”
ALSO, if anyone else has any little grammar questions like mine, feel free to reuse this topic!
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BlogOctober 24, 2019 at 9:49 am #99312Evelyn@evelyn
You are correct! The first one is right. Now if it was a period not a question mark, it would be included in the quotation marks.
Here is an article I found to back me up. 😜
I hope that is helpful!October 24, 2019 at 10:12 am #99318J. Dekreel@dekreelOctober 24, 2019 at 10:49 am #99321Evelyn@evelyn
Unless it isn’t the end of the sentence, in which case the comma would be there as the period:
The sign said “Beans For Sale,” however the shop appeared to be filled with violins.
A least that’s my understanding….October 24, 2019 at 11:16 am #99326Jenna Terese@jenwriter17
@dekreel Yeah, I would #1 too. 🙂 *says the person who is by no means educated on all the proper grammarly things*
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www.jennaterese.comOctober 24, 2019 at 9:22 pm #99368Josiah DeGraaf@josiahJanuary 15, 2020 at 1:04 pm #103791A.N. Parker@bigideaskc
which one is grammatically correct? I’ve been using #1 lately because I feel like it makes more sense (since there’s no question mark in the term “flabbergasted”), but I don’t know if it’s actually right or not.
First of all… Yes. NEVER offend the Duck People.
Second of all, @evelyn, that’s really interesting! When I was younger, I used to think it was: One should never offend the “Duck People”. I would always use it like that until I realized it was more like: One should never offend the “Duck People.” So, I had no idea there was an exception to the rules when it would come to questions! O . O (Aggh, English and those blasted exceptions to the rules… x_x)
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