Hi all, Please see the sentence below. It comes from an academic journal on women's history. Both were “feminist,” but each represented feminism of a different kind. Why is it that the speech marks go after the comma? I know it's probably what is requested by the style guide of the journal itself (and the wider academnic community), but I would like to know the actual reason, if anyone knows. It doesn't seem right to me. I've always thought that the comma should go after the speechmarks as it is not part of the word being quoted, nor written by the quotee, but placed into the sentence by the quoter. It would be different for dialogue in a piece of prose as, in that situation, the comma or full stop would be 'present' in the speech itself; its task, of signalling the end of the sentence, would be done before the speech came to a close. Anyone got any thoughts?