[lit-ideas] Re: grades & kleenex

  • From: Robert.Paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Robert Paul)
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: 07 May 2004 16:07:24 PDT

In all of the British fiction I've read over many, many years, the quotes in
dialogue come before the period. The opposite seems true in US fiction. The
rules for ? are self-evident.

I don't know about ! though. I doubt that the British write:

"Help"! he said. 

But I have no examples in front of me.

I've been away and unable to begin to correct the various grammatical blunders
and solecisms in this thread until now.

Robert Paul
Reed College
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