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Should I use a comma after story and after the question mark as shown below?

“Have you ever read the story, ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ by Edgar Allan Poe?,” Dave asked.

And, should I use a comma after say and after the question as shown below?

“Did the professor say, ‘Put down your pencils’?,” Janice asked.

  1. Writeacher

    No commas after question marks.

    You DO need a comma after Heart and before the quotation mark in #1.

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