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Question ;-)

Postby oursilverstrands » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:01 am

I was reading an article when I came upon this: " You know what? " she said. " The quotes are not mine. Should a comma come before the 'she?'

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Re: Question ;-)

Postby Deb Porter » Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:23 pm

Hi Lillian.

Simple answer, no.

The question mark replaces the need for a comma. Same with exclamation marks. However, as shown, you still use a lower case "s" for she because it's a dialogue tag.

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Re: Question ;-)

Postby oursilverstrands » Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:46 pm

Oh my, Deb, will I ever learn or remember all the rules? I guess that's why we need editors like you and Jan. :D

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Re: Question ;-)

Postby glorybee » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:52 pm

Thanks for popping in with this answer, Deb. I just hopped from the frying pan into the fire over here, and didn't see this until just now.
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