I'm not sure if this is an error on my part, or just something that differs by countries, or perhaps it is both all accepted, but if anyone knows and is able to clarify that would be great! I realize, for a sentence to be, well a sentence, there has to be a verb, so I've always found the following dialogue to be right: "Phil, you shouldn't eat that." Replied Anna. However, I have been told it is more correct to say: "Phil, you shouldn't eat that," replied Anna. This gets especially confusing when the non-dialogue text is introduced in the middle: "Phil," replied Anna, "you shouldn't eat that." As opposed to what I thought as being correct as: "Phil." Replied Anna. "You shouldn't eat that." I suppose I'm more looking for the proper form, of the latter. And while Cogito's blog was useful, I'm not sure that it entirely answered my question.