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.
- j153eLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
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.