So... I'm not the smartest person in the world when it comes to grammar. I find I have most difficulty when it comes to speech and what follows it. Personally, I've always thought the rule on speech was that, if the quote ends with a comma, follow it with a lowercase letter (Unless of course it's followed by I or a name) and if the speech ends with a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark, follow it with a capital letter. For example:
"I am hungry," said Suzy.
"Would you like some cake?" Asked Gary.
But I've found a lot of people tend to follow both with a lowercase letter:
"Would you like some cake?" asked Gary.
Does anyone know which is correct? I can't seem to find a definitive answer online.
Thank you ^_^
Is that true of full stops too? Would it be:
"I have nothing more to say to you." And with that, you turn around and walk away.
"I have nothing more to say to you." and with that, you turn around and walk away.
Thanks everybody! I've learned something new today. ^_^