If you're quoting somebody, do you put the period before or after the quotation mark, or do you put one on each side? For instance; John told me "It's going to rain today". ^^In that instance, the quote is at the end of my sentence, and the quote ends with a period. So, would I put a period at the end of his sentence ( "It's going to rain today." ), after the quotation (example above), or both ( "It's going to rain today.". ), since technically it's the end of my sentence as well, and therefore should end in a period. Pretty pointless, but it's been bugging me for a while xD.