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Re: Re: Footnote numbers

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  • Subject: [mg89832] Re: [mg89800] Re: Footnote numbers
  • From: DrMajorBob <drmajorbob at>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2008 03:22:34 -0400 (EDT)
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I agree, the period is not quoted, and the "official" way is dumb.

True, John's sentence had a period if it were written separately and I'd  
now leave it out, but otherwise where's my own stop? It's MY sentence now,  
not John's!

Surely we don't want: Jonh said "Hello.".


On Sat, 21 Jun 2008 04:28:27 -0500, <doug at> wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 02:58:21PM -0500 or thereabouts, eddie wrote:
>> Current:
>> This sentence has a reference#.
>> Chicago Manual of Style:
>> This sentence has a reference.#
> Interesting. FWIW, Let Over Lambda uses "#." . I figure that the
> footnote is part of the sentence so should appear before the full
> stop. I also disagree with the convention of including the stop
> inside quotation marks.
> Official way: John said "hello."
> My way: John said "hello".
> IMO, the stop is not part of the quotation, it is part of the sentence.
> But maybe programming has warped my mind here. :)
> Doug

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