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    Capital letters for dialogue tags

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by OurJud, Jul 31, 2016.

    Just a quickie.

    Which of these is correct?

    "What time is it, Fred?' He asked.
    "What time is it Fred?' he asked.

    I'm sure you can see where my confusion lies, and I know a capital wouldn't be used if the dialogue ended in the usual comma, but I've never actually bothered discovering the answer.
     
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    The tag is part of the same sentence, regardless of the punctuation within the quotes.

    See the "He said, she said" link in my footer.
     
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    Unless it's a name, go with lower case....
     
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    The second one, irrespective of the punctuation ending the sentence.
     
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    Thanks everyone. Told you it was a quickie.
     

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