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Re: [BOOK PATCH] foreword detail

From: Michael W Thelen <thelenm_at_cs.utah.edu>
Date: 2004-09-01 22:38:38 CEST

> > What's the reason for the extra period after the quote?
>
> To end the enclosing sentence, of which the quote is merely one
> element. The enclosing sentence is declarative, not interrogative,
> therefore I don't want to end it with a question mark.
>
> There, aren't you glad you asked? :-)

Yes, actually. Thanks for the explanation. Interestingly, I agree with
your logic and at the same time will still defend the particular
(illogical?) grammar rules I learned in grade school. I guess English
is just kind of that way. Anyway, I'll be aware of these kinds of
things in the future, and try not to step inadvertently into any more
bikesheds. :-)

-- 
Michael W Thelen
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