(Having read the thread on italics and thoughts, I will not use italics). As a non-native beginner my stress level drops as soon as I type a quote, now, someone is talking, it needn't be syntactically correct, only natural. How about thoughts, I'm sure I think at least as incorrect as a talk, probably even worse. But if we are not using italics then the text looks as narrative text and my reading-brain suddenly apply much stricter rules. Below is present, third. I use the pronoun to indicate that the last sentence is Sara thinking. * “I’ve seen you in school, what's your name?” he says. “Sara, Sara Remmert.” “So I was wrong, I guessed on Jenny.” Did I get that right? did he say he guessed? who is guessing names! blue, his eyes are blue. * So, that last sentence, question marks do I need them, should the next word be capitalized, are inner queries rhetorical? Can you use incorrectness to indicate thoughts? Go.