I feel bad spamming WF with so many posts, but there are so many knowledgable people here. Okay, so when you stick in a "he said" sort of thing in the middle of a longer piece of speech, what are the exact rules for following it on with a comma instead of a full stop? It can go either, "Blah," he said, "and something else." or "Blah," he said. "And something else." ... I seem to be having a problem knowing when it should be a comma, and when it should be a full stop. I understood it as the idea following on from the beginning, with the "he said" just interrupting quickly, whereas you'd only use a full stop if you were starting a new sentence when speech resumes? I think a lot of my problem is that I have a tendency to use long sentences so what other people might think of as a break is actually just a comma to me. And should that be lower case in the next speech bubble after the instance with the comma or not?