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Which sentence is punctuated correctly in British English?

a. Rita said, I don’t need you any more.

b. Rita said, I don’t need you any more” .

I know that there are differences between British English and American English. I think is correct in British English and 'b' is correct in American English. Am I right?

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Americans put the quotation mark last.

Omar Ahmed I think 'a' is correct in British English and 'b' is correct in American English. Am I right?

No. It's the reverse.

CJ

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Omar Ahmed

Which sentence is punctuated correctly in British English?

a. Rita said, I don’t need you any more.

b. Rita said, I don’t need you any more” .

I know that there are differences between British English and American English. I think is correct in British English and 'b' is correct in American English. Am I right?

Sentence "a" is correct on both sides of the pond as regards the period (full stop). If the period (full stop) terminates the spoken sentence, it goes inside. But British English uses single quotes (inverted commas) for speech, and US English uses double.

UK - Rita said, 'I don’t need you any more.'

US (and UK newspapers) - Rita said, “I don’t need you any more.”

This example is taken from Cambridge Dictionary. Isn't it a British dictionary?

Where are you?

For many dictionaries that I use online, the website checks where you are. It will give you American English or British English depending on your location.

I don't know how you find that information in the dictionary you are using, but see if you can find out if that's what's happening.

I know that I sometimes find it difficult to make the dictionary give me the information in terms of British spellings and definitions because I'm located in California.


It's also possible that both AmE and BrE use the same punctuation in that particular case (not counting the ' and " difference). That's what anonymous says, and I believe it.

CJ

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Omar Ahmed

I am from Egypt. I study British English.

OK. Then my last remark in my last post above is what you should follow, namely, in this case the punctuation is the same for both AmE and BrE except that BrE uses single quotes ( ' ).

CJ