I know this might sound like a newbie question. However, its been bugging me. The link below provides a page to a novel. I have a few questions about they way its written. http://www.flickr.com/photos/72190148@N08/6513560473/in/photostream The line “I need to get to the shuttle dock,” Geary repeated slowly. That line of dialog is its own sentence. From the last paragraph: “The Syndic leaders have agreed to negotiations. They insist that I and every other flag rank officer participate in person. We’re in no position to refuse their demand”. My question is, how do you know when a line of dialog get its own sentence or is embedded in the paragraph?