Hi everyone, Please bear with me, I have not had a chance to write for quite a few years now, and as I plan to start again I find myself running into a problem! I was on a writing course in college a few years ago, and two writers who were tutoring the course were debating grammar with "" One thought this was correct: "I don't understand." Said the patient. The other thought this: "I don't understand," said the patient. Its now really thrown me. Should it be a full stop or a comma? Which I guess will dictate the capital letter after. Others on the course went further, querying if this would be correct: "I don't understand," said the patient, "why you are treating me like a child." Which I personally don't like the sound of but anyway, I am just curious!