Hi I'm reading the Collins Good Punctuation book and studying the section on British and American punctuation. It says here, and I quote, 'Their placement in American English may lack logic but does have the virtue of simplicity: all punctuation (stops, commas, colons and semicolons, exclimation and question marks, etc) precedes all final quotation marks.' I'm think of adopting this style for it's simplicity, but does this mean that every quotation in my story—even if it's one word I'm quoting—will have the full stop (or whatever) before the end quotation mark? Is that acceptable? Example: 'I remember how he described her, and the word he used was "boring."'