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The word is "clever."

The word is "clever".

Which is the correct way to punctuate the above sentence? Do the British and the Americans punctuate differently with regard to the above?
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Yoong LiatThe word is "clever."
The word is "clever".
Which is the correct way to punctuate the above sentence? Do the British and the Americans punctuate differently with regard to the above?

"clever".

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I completely disagree. As a court reporter, I spent a few years taking additional grammar and punctuation writing courses at University along with courses on how to punctuate spoken word. The period goes on the inside of a full sentence and on the outside if the quoted words are a clause within a sentence. The best reference for grammar and to keep up with the changes (as they always are) is to refer to the Greg's Reference Manual. It is the bible of punctuation and grammar.

I have lived and worked in England for a few years and have colleagues that follow the same rule as I stated above. Thus, I had never received clarification over some forms of punctuation and writing whilst I was there. One thing I did learn whilst there was to use the single quotes rather than the double ones. I used the single ones on all my documents I prepped for the courts there.

As far as better or worse, it may be better for some, like yourself, to follow the rule of putting everything inside a quotation as this is a less confusing way of punctuating.