Questions tagged with dialogue

1 answer
When is it okay to switch tenses?
In creative writing, when is it okay to switch tenses? I feel like I might have a misunderstanding of past ...
tense grammar dialogue past present 0 votes, asked Aug 13 '15 by Brad Taylor
1 answer
Spelling out temperatures in dialogue
I have searched but can't find a specific answer to this. What is the proper way to write the body ...
numbers dialogue 0 votes, asked Jul 12 '15 by Sharon
2 answers
Ellipses in fiction
Hi, I'm pretty confused about the proper way to format an ellipsis in fiction writing. I know it's largely a ...
ellipses fiction dialogue ellipsis punctuation +1 vote, asked May 24 '15 by Matthew Bryan
1 answer
Dialogue: New paragraph when a speaker addresses someone new?
When writing dialogue, I know that a new paragraph is needed whenever the person speaking changes. But what about when ...
dialogue Paragraphs 0 votes, edited Apr 24 '15 by Don Hamilton
1 answer
dialogue punctuation
neither grammarly or White Smoke; seem to correct dialogue punctuation? examples: wrong: Murdock looked upset, "I really wish I could ...
dialogue 0 votes, asked Mar 09 '14 by Richard McCallum
2 answers
How would I put a third level quotation?
Would the quotation in this sentence make sense? John said, "Mary said to Partrick, 'Do you know what Jack said? ...
quotation dialogue 0 votes, asked Aug 08 '13 by Spencer N.
1 answer
format of dialogue
How do you format/punctuate dialogue in fiction?
dialogue 0 votes, asked Mar 30 '13 by Alison Summers
Have a question about English grammar, style or vocabulary use? Ask now to get help from Grammarly experts for FREE.