grammarly falsely complains about comma usage, this should be fixed.

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GRAMMARLY SAYS:

Review this sentence for comma use.

Ensure there is a comma between direct quotes and the attributive tag.

The attributive tag, (“said”), should be separated from the quote by a comma; consider inserting one.

See example:

"You're right," said Vic, "I'm ready to sit down for awhile."
asked Apr 27 '11 at 04:13 Jerry New member

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Jerry, 

 

Thank you for letting us know about this.  I'll let programming know.

 

Kim

link comment answered Apr 28 '11 at 14:26 Kimberly Expert
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Couldn't a period also be used?  And shouldn't "awhile" be two words?

 

"You're right," said Vic.  "I'm ready to sit down for a while."

link answered Aug 10 '11 at 17:25 Rene Loizou New member

We may find a different rule when it comes to a story. Sometimes, when a character speaks, he/she has it's own ways of expressing himself/herself. Therefore we must first consider how the character would "pronounce" the words aloud. What readers should also note when it comes to understanding how a story is written, is that it matters less how the characters talk because it depends on how the author wishes to apply some "personality attributes" to each character--which we may later on notice that each character speaks more or less differently.

About the period, it isn't necessary since it indicates a pause. The character paused for a second to rethink his future words. If we use a period, then we are interrupting or best said "Cutting him off short".

Hope it helped :)

AstridOct 31 '15 at 22:37

We may find a different rule when it comes to a story. Sometimes, when a character speaks, he/she has it's own ways of expressing himself/herself. Therefore we must first consider how the character would "pronounce" the words aloud. What readers should also note when it comes to understanding how a story is written, is that it matters less how the characters talk because it depends on how the author wishes to apply some "personality attributes" to each character--which we may later on notice that each character speaks more or less differently.

About the period, it isn't necessary since it indicates a pause. The character paused for a second to rethink his future words. If we use a period, then we are interrupting or best said "Cutting him off short".

Hope it helped :)

AstridOct 31 '15 at 22:38

We may find a different rule when it comes to a story. Sometimes, when a character speaks, he/she has it's own ways of expressing himself/herself. Therefore we must first consider how the character would "pronounce" the words aloud. What readers should also note when it comes to understanding how a story is written, is that it matters less how the characters talk because it depends on how the author wishes to apply some "personality attributes" to each character--which we may later on notice that each character speaks more or less differently.

About the period, it isn't necessary since it indicates a pause. The character paused for a second to rethink his future words. If we use a period, then we are interrupting or best said "Cutting him off short".

Hope it helped :)

AstridOct 31 '15 at 22:38

We may find a different rule when it comes to a story. Sometimes, when a character speaks, he/she has it's own ways of expressing himself/herself. Therefore we must first consider how the character would "pronounce" the words aloud. What readers should also note when it comes to understanding how a story is written, is that it matters less how the characters talk because it depends on how the author wishes to apply some "personality attributes" to each character--which we may later on notice that each character speaks more or less differently.

About the period, it isn't necessary since it indicates a pause. The character paused for a second to rethink his future words. If we use a period, then we are interrupting or best said "Cutting him off short".

Hope it helped :)

AstridOct 31 '15 at 22:38

We may find a different rule when it comes to a story. Sometimes, when a character speaks, he/she has it's own ways of expressing himself/herself. Therefore we must first consider how the character would "pronounce" the words aloud. What readers should also note when it comes to understanding how a story is written, is that it matters less how the characters talk because it depends on how the author wishes to apply some "personality attributes" to each character--which we may later on notice that each character speaks more or less differently.

About the period, it isn't necessary since it indicates a pause. The character paused for a second to rethink his future words. If we use a period, then we are interrupting or best said "Cutting him off short".

Hope it helped :)

AstridOct 31 '15 at 22:38

Oh, dear. I am so sorry. The reply was posted more than once because I kept hitting the "add comment" button while the server took so long to respond. My apologies.

AstridOct 31 '15 at 22:39

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