Question for the grammar gurus. I tend to eliminate dialog tags as much as possible, and when I do use them I almost always use "said." Typically, I will use "said" followed by the name. For example: "I went to the movies last night," said Mark. Recently, someone told me that was archaic, and that the more accepted modern usage is to put the name first, and the tag after: "I went to the movies last night," Mark said. Has anyone else heard this? I flipped through a few recently-written books and sure enough the name was first.