Submitted by ken  •  September 8, 2004

Footnote references and punctuations

Does a footnote reference go before or after a punctuation mark.

for example: see explanation below**. or see explanation below.**

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Definately after. It's an additional piece of information, but not part of the sentence.

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Chad presumably means "definitely"

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Pedontic presumably meant "pedontic." However, the word is really spelled "pedantic." Subtle. :)

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Yeah, definitely after.

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circumflex

macron

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Circumflex macron?

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My thoughts are that it'd depend on what you'd like to explain further. I'd say before the fullstop if you're explaining only the last word*. If the whole sentence needs extra information, then after.**

* Presumably you already know what words are.
** This should give information about the whole sentence.

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