I like writing flash fiction. As such, I use a lot of character dialogue. I’ve gotten tired of trying to remember all the different punctuation rules for all the different sentence syntax, structure, and formatting options. So I decided to compile a complete list of punctuation examples of same. Hopefully, every sentence structure and syntax punctuation example is covered. Now I can just keep this page open in a separate tab and refer to it as needed.
Dialogue Punctuation Examples List
“I think it’s time to leave,” thinks the wildebeest as he spots the approaching lions.
“Let’s get out of here!” shouts the second wildebeest.
“Do we really have to leave?” protested the baby wildebeest.
Dave said, “I think you’ve got a flat tire there, Bill.”
Bill was bemused. “It’s only flat on the bottom.”
“I say we hang him in effigy,” said Marvin. “It would be the right thing to do.”
“I don’t know where that is,” said Delbert. “Why not hang him right here and be done with it?”
“Why,” thought Alvin, “do I hang out with this crew?”
“If future visitors use this post as a reference,” thinks the author, “then I will have made my contribution to society for the day.” Google chuckles as the post gets indexed on page 42.