Hello, I have always been very strict as for French punctuation and where to place them : always put a space before an exclamation mark, before an interrogation mark, before a semi-colon, before a colon. As such : je lui ai dit : "bonjour" comment t'appelles-tu ? Mary ! But I seem to remember that a teacher told us that it was different in every language. Could someone inform me about these rules in the English language ? Thank you.