Punctuation in Dialogue

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"I never smoked a 25 dollar see-gar before," Mikey said, as they left the room. "Was this the guy in the Lamborghini, Nick?"

 

Is it correct to use a period after "left the room"?  Or should it be a comma? The first spoken phrase, before the dialogue tag, is a seperate sentence from the second spoken phrase. Without the dialogue tag it would clearly be a period. This is a common dilemna in my writing of dialogue. Does anyone have any good links to the rules of punctuation in dialogue? The examples I have found only pertain to simple sentences where the tag is at the end.

 

"Blah, blah, blah," he said.

"Yadda, yadda, yadda," she replied, with a smile.

 

Also, should there be a comma within the dialogue tag?

asked Apr 05 '12 at 08:35 Tony Proano Expert

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