Oh, Dialogue Tags, Dialogue Tags, how we love to punctuate thee!
- Said NO ONE, EVER
Really, though, I know these things can be complicated. Commas and quotes and when to capitalize and it’s all so MESSY! But I’m gonna do my best to clear this up for y’all - ready? Let's go!
What is a Dialogue Tag – used in the same manner as a social medial photo tag, this attributes/assigns the speaker to the dialogue.
“I’m speaking for an example,” she said.
The “she” is the identifying pronoun of who spoke, and thus, the dialogue tag. Easy as that!