Speaker Tags in Your Writing...


As always I’ve been reading about writing and especially focusing on grammar and punctuation.

I thought this snippet might be interesting to share with you.
Classic Mistake
It’s about speaker tags and using commas to separate the speaker from the speech, here it is,
...but as a reminder, you cannot “sigh,” “cough,” “frown,” or “nod” speech.

It is incorrect to write:
“I’m tired,” she sighed.
Check out that comma.
You can write: “I’m tired,” she said with a sighor “I’m tired.” She sighed.

And just to give credit where credit is due. This came from C.S. Larkin at Live Write Thrive. You can visit to read the full article there.

Interesting, huh?

Zak - Always learning more about grammar and punctuation.

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