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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 2 months ago

Hi I don’t know the rules of basic writing. ?

I don’t know the rules of basic writing. Could anyone explain to me why they use commas in some dialogues of a character instead of a period? Thanks for the help, I appreciate it, feels like I’ve never gone to school. I have other photo but they’ll only let me use one on here. 

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  • j153e
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    2 months ago
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    If you're going to quote, "Use a comma before the quote."

    If you're going to quote something that "Needs no introduction," you don't need a comma, as "That, as, whether, etc." don't need an introductory comma.

    If your character said so, answered, replied, etc., then "You need to end this quote with a comma," he stated.

    Lucius can add, and what he adds has a comma, not a period, which waits until after what Lucius added is added--it's not a period over, until it's over.

    Related:  "The Elements of Style," Strunk and White, the illustrated edition, Kalman.

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