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Hello Isaac, and welcome back to Just Answer.The correct punctuation to introduce a list is a colon, as you thought. You can read more about the appropriate use of the colon, here: http://lilt.ilstu.edu/golson/punctuation/colon.htmlYes, the end punctuation (commas, periods) should be placed inside, before the closing quotation marks. However, in your example, you have two sets of punctuation marks; is that because someone else is stating the information? If not, Instead, you can write, The sign says "Stop." You can read more about different kinds of punctuation being included inside or outside the quotation marks, here:http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/quotation-marks-with-periods-and-commas.aspx
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Hello again, Isaac.I added more information to my original answer after, it appears, you had already read it. This is the information I wanted you to have: You can read more about different kinds of punctuation being included inside or outside the quotation marks, here:http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/quotation-marks-with-periods-and-commas.aspx
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