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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.

chad September 9, 2004, 7:29pm

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Chad presumably means "definitely"

pedontic September 10, 2004, 6:12am

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

speedwell2 September 12, 2004, 5:21am

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Yeah, definitely after.

ryan October 26, 2004, 6:25pm

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dottleyluvdammy December 9, 2004, 5:52am

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Circumflex macron?

speedwell2 December 9, 2004, 9:12am

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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.

Persephone Imytholin January 22, 2005, 7:28am

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