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Common Grammatical Errors[edit]

If I had known this I would have done this is grammatically correct but if I knew this I would have done this is not correct or are they both correct? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:34, August 29, 2009 (UTC)

Disagree vehemently with 1st bullet - the Brits have it right. Punctuation should only occur within the quote marks if it is actually part of the quotation. How can it be argued otherwise? Also, why are punctuation errors and spelling errors included on a page about grammatical errors? WCCasey (talk) 20:19, 27 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I have to agree. In British English the punctuation that is not part of a quotation goes outside, and it is logical to do so. That is not a common gramatical error, but a variation of English usage (just as neither colour and color are spelling errors), and the first point should be removed or changed to reflect that.--SabreBD (talk) 07:55, 10 November 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]