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I know the comma is within the marks in a case like this:
"Hello," she said, "how are you?"
But how about this:
(1) Yesterday I saw "Jaws", a horror movie.
Someone told me it should be:
(2) Yesterday I saw "Jaws," a horror movie.
Which is it, (1) or (2)?
Thank you!
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AnonymousWhich is it, (1) or (2)?
Both are correct. The average British English speaker would favor the former.
It's number 2 in the US.
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I'm not British, but I prefer the former, as the second one just doesn't make punctuation sense to me.
enoonIt's number 2 in the US.
In my opinion, number 2 makes absolutely no sense at all!
What is the supposed logic for choosing number 2?
Punctuation is not correct in number 2 . 'a horror movie' is a nonrestrictive reduced relative clause and has to be enclosed by commas (without the last " that belongs to "Jaws")
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It is not a matter of preference or sense. It is long-standing convention. Examine any well-edited book from the 20th century if you don't believe it. In the US, commas go inside the quotation marks. It is for visual esthetics and nothing more.
enoonIt is not a matter of preference or sense. It is long-standing convention. Examine any well-edited book from the 20th century if you don't believe it. In the US, commas go inside the quotation marks. It is for visual esthetics and nothing more.
Actually it's visually jarring!
And even if a thousand 'experts' decided that that is the correct way, I would never write it like that.

(I realize that you are just the messenger.)
enoonIt is not a matter of preference or sense. It is long-standing convention. Examine any well-edited book from the 20th century if you don't believe it. In the US, commas go inside the quotation marks. It is for visual esthetics and nothing more.
I belive it! Universal American usage places commas and periods inside the quotation marks, regardless of logic.
What I 'm saying is that this is not grammatically correct and sounds strange.
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