Formatting Dialogue


Punctuating Dialogue (3)

Tag in the Middle

You can also place the tag between two spoken lines.

"We went to the park," she said. "We had a wonderful time."

Here are some more examples:

"My throat is sore," Lester said. "I can't go to school."

"This class is stupid," Naomi said. "It's a waste of time."

"He's a dangerous man," said the bartender. "You should stay away from him."

"The door is locked," she said. "We're going to have to crawl in through the window."

"My dog is sick," he said. "I don't know what to do."

Lesson Steps

  1. Open your writing portfolio. Go to
  1. Write five lines of dialogue.
  1. When you're finished, return to this page to take the quiz.

Instructions for the Quiz

Answer the questions.