Something that has been bugging me lately. Are you supposed to put a comma after quotations? Like lets say I say "The brown dog" shouldn't there be a comma, period or something to end that? Or like at least after a quote without a period to end it? Like "The brown dog," actually that looks kind of funny too. Just checking to see for proper english. Also the second part of my question. Lets say I say - The dog is brown his name is "Gustav." That really bugs me like you put quotations, and they're small quotes but then you put a period there to end it. It doesn't look right because the sentence is so big, and then you put a period inside a small quotes and it looks funny. I know british english puts the commas and periods outside the quotations, but with american english it's on the inside. Are you allowed to put them outside if the quotes aren't big?