21 US and British English
Note that there are some differences in the terminology of marks of punctuation between dialects. The British terms are used in the discussion below, but it is important to be aware of the following differences: the full point is called a period in US English; the exclamation mark may be called an exclamation point; the em rule and en rule are called an em dash and en dash; curly brackets (braces) are sometimes called wavy brackets; the solidus is called a slash. The term inverted commas is not used in US English for quotation marks, and round brackets is not used of parentheses.
US style places commas inside closing quotation marks.
As noted at
21.2.3 Full point
US style places full points inside closing quotation marks.
There is some variation within and between the dialects in the use of full points with abbreviations. This subject is covered in
21.2.5 Quotation marks
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