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Should I always use a comma before a quote?

When quoting something said by someone else, should I use a comma before the quote? Suppose I quote the definition given in a dictionary. Am I correctly using the the punctuation marks in the ...
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British Punctuation versus American Punctuation

I've learned that American English use double quotation marks and place periods inside quotation marks while British English use single quotation marks and place periods outside quotation marks. ...
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What does “quote unquote” mean?

I understand the need to quote someone without using your hands. Example: Alice said Bob quote intervened unquote. This, I understand. Her use of the word "intervened" was a direct quote. My ...
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“The happiest people are those who are too busy to notice whether they are or not.” - What? Happy or Busy?

http://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/ “The happiest people are those who are too busy to notice whether they are or not.” William Feather I didn't get what are they too busy to notice out of the ...
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Punctuation inside quotes: Should I put the period inside quotes, if the sentence ends with a question mark or an exclamation point?

In American English, a period is not added at the end of a sentence if it ends with a quote whose last letter is a quotation mark or an exclamation point. Edema asked, "Am I an alliteration addict?"...