glorybee wrote:lish1936 wrote:Jan wrote:Is there an instance that I haven't thought of where you think using 'by' is more appropriate?
I'm not sure if the following example is "more appropriate," (is that comma in the right place?) or just wrong.
Your comma was in the right place. In the US, commas go inside quotation marks.
I'm curious about the comma answer. I would have said that sentence didn't need a comma because it wasn't joining two independent clauses with a conjunction. If you take out the quotation marks and the word more and write it like this: I'm not sure if the following example is appropriate or wrong.
You wouldn't put a comma there so why would you put the comma after appropriate?
I agree that it goes inside the quotation marks, but if I had been editing that, I would have removed the comma. So what am I missing? Why does the comma go after appropriate?
I don't mean to be disagreeable; I just want to understand. Of course I realize that comma rules can vary from expert to expert.