Dialogue, Part I
Use dialogue to enliven your writing. But unless you know the many rules of punctuating dialogue, you'll be creating a mess. This tutorial (part 1 of 2) will teach you all you need to know about the thrilling world of punctuating dialogue.
By Jim Toner
Commas in Dialogue
The comma is a punctuation mark, and it appears in several variants in various languages. It has the same shape as an apostrophe or single closing quotation mark in many typefaces, but it differs from them in being placed on the baseline of the text.
By Teresa LaMagra