English grammar rule No space closing quote

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“Good night, Jessica,”said Stephanie.

There is no space between a word and any commas, periods, colons, semicolons, exclamation points, and question marks. After the punctuation mark, use one space before the next word. Parentheses and quotation marks come in pairs, and there is no space between the beginning mark and the next word, or the last word and the ending mark. There is still a space immediately before first and after the second quotation mark or parentheses.


Examples of 'No space closing quote' rule
  1. Correct “No,” said Sarah, “I did not go to the cleaners.”
    Correct I can’t believe they let that happen, can you?
    Correct Wow! That was incredible!
    Correct She asked, “What time is the show?”
    Correct I like my job; my favorite task is customer service.
    Correct Two of my colleagues (Jane and Sarah) are coming to the party.
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