Quotation Marks With Colons, and Semicolons

Following up on last week’s post for using periods and commas with quotation marks (remember, I use the American system), here’s how to use colons and semicolons. I think the rule for using these makes much more sense, and luckily, both marks are handled in the same way.

It’s always a little scary to provide punctuation and usage information because the world is a huge place, and the American system is just one of many. But for those who wish to know and/or follow our way of writing, I believe it’s helpful to learn the rules.