Grammatical Rules for Dialogue


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Dialogue is all of the following EXCEPT _____.

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Read the sentence below:

''I have class today, but I can meet you at the coffee shop around 5,'' Jane suggested, hoping Dante would agree. She desperately wanted to talk to him about what happened at the party.

Which word or words is the dialogue tag?


Read the sentence below and decide which element is missing and/or is incorrect.

''Mark, I don't understand why you hate school.'' Sherri said, frustrated with his negative attitude.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this worksheet/quiz you can assess your comprehension of grammar rules for writing dialogue. Answer questions on specific subjects like characteristics of dialogue and dialogue tags.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how well you understand these topics:

  • Necessary elements in dialogue
  • The formatting of dialogue when one speaker goes on for another paragraph
  • How dialogue should be formatted with two speakers

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on grammar rules for dialogue
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what a tag is with regard to how dialogue should be written
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about dialogue characteristics and how it should be properly punctuated

Additional Learning

Learn more about dialogue with the lesson named Grammatical Rules for Dialogue. The lesson will help you out with the following subjects:

  • The definition of dialogue
  • Examples of different types of dialogue and the rules to consider in each of them
  • Dialogue where the speaker changes