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  1. Belinda Falk
    November 10, 2017 @ 4:41 pm

    Hello, Catherine,

    I was trained in Chicago style, and I’ve just started using AP style in a new job in Corporate Communications. So I was ripe for your article. Thanks for sharing your knowledge so clearly.

    I had a thought on the matter of how to coordinate quotation marks with the ellipsis in AP style. I wouldn’t normally leave a space between a word and a closing quotation mark. Since AP style says that the ellipsis should be treated as one would a word, I would think it logical to put the closing quotation mark right after the ellipsis, just as one would if it were a word. Just another way of looking at it …

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    • Catherine
      November 10, 2017 @ 9:56 pm

      Good point, Belinda! Chicago specifically mentions that there should be no space before the quotation mark, but AP didn’t mention it or give any examples that I could guess from. It looks silly with a space though, so I would prefer to close it up. More research needed! Thanks for your comment!

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