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Question mark placement for a quote within a quote

Which ending punctuation sequence is correct for a question dialogue sentence containing a quotation within it?

a. ”Does the menu say, ‘no substitutions?’” asked Jo.


b. ”Does the menu say, ‘no substitutions’?” asked Jo.

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If the question mark is inside of the inner quote, 'no substitutions?', it would imply that the menu itself was asking the question. (As if the menu is asking the customers if they want substitutions or not.)

So the right answer is b.

Dyske January 29, 2016, 10:03am

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