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  1. #1


    OK guys. Having a bit of trouble here.

    I looked on line to the elements of style and the chicago manual of style. I also have the book, "the Elements of Style".

    Can't find my answer though.

    In the following:

    Mary asked "Whats for dinner?"

    I could swear that a comma goes after "asked." On a dialogue string online though it tells me not to put the comma there. Which is it?

    Please let me know. Thanks.

  2. #2

    Re: Dialogue

    Put the comma. (You also need an apostrophe between the t and the s so that whats reads [i] what's </i) .)

  3. #3
    Mya Bell

    Re: Dialogue

    I second jayce.

    Mary asked, "What's for dinner?"

    --- Mya Bell

  4. #4
    isabelle king

    Re: Dialogue


    "What's for dinner" ... because it is a contraction. What is for dinner.

    Wishing you all the best

  5. #5

    Re: Dialogue

    Thanks. I knew that had to be right, I just needed a little back up.

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