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It depends on what style you're using. If the number in square brackets indicates a superscript number for a footnote, it goes after all punctuation (including any quotation marks). The Chicago Manual of Style recommends that footnote numbers follow all punctuation except a dash. She said, "It is wrong to write on a Wednesday."2 This is exactly what ...


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As a typesetter, I would put the number after the period, no space, and then superscript it: this is a sentence taken from someone.[2] I feel like this is the most visually pleasing, since the footnote is snugged up to the period, doesn't leave ugly white space under it, and is smaller so it doesn't draw so much attention to itself. Whether this is ...



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