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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 2 months ago

Where does a comma go in this sentence or should there be a comma at all?

“insert quote here” is a famous saying from John Smith.

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  • 1 month ago

    No comma at all.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No comma.      

  • 1 month ago

    no comma. the quote is acting as the subject (a phrasal subject).  You do not offset the subject from its verb by interjecting a comma.  "Running down the hill is a lot of exercise", not "running down the hill, is a lot of exercise".

    This is different from the use of an interjection, such as "running, especially up a hill, is a lot of exercise."

  • 2 months ago

    No, you don't need a comma but you DO need a capital "I" for "Insert".

    "Insert quote here" is a famous saying from/by John Smith.

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  • Rita
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Use a comma before any coordinating conjunction (and, but, for, or, nor, so, yet) that links two independent clauses.

  • 2 months ago

    No, DO NOT put a comma after the quote! I don't know why that suggestion got a thumbs up, and I don't know why people answer questions on here when they don't know what they're talking about. The quote is the subject of the verb "is". You don't separate the subject from the verb with a comma. 

  • 2 months ago

    i dont think you need a comma there

  • 2 months ago

    You can put a comma after here. That is after the close quote after 'here'. There's no absolute rule here. Also capitalize 'I'.

    " Insert quote here", is a famous saying from John Smith.

    Source(s): Native American English speaker for 68 years.
  • 2 months ago

    It needs no comma.  The first letter of "Insert" should be capitalized.

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