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User avatar #35 - rhetoricalfunny
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(09/15/2013) [-]
Can someone help me?

I'm not sure where to place punctuation when writing questions in speech.
Normally I was taught like this.

"Speech goes here," said Rhetoricalfunny

With the comma going before the quotation, and the next word starting lowercase to continue the sentence. I get ****** up with this.

"Where does speech go?" Asked Rhetoricalfunny.

With the question mark before the quotation and the next word a capital, as if to start another sentence, but I'm not sure if I'm doing it right.
User avatar #61 to #35 - raamageddon
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(09/15/2013) [-]
You got it right on both counts, except for the capitalization part. You wouldn't capitalize the A in asked, because it still follows the same line of logic as the first. The only time you would capitalize was if you were moving on to another completely idea. Here's a bit of an example.

"Here's a bit of an example," RAAMageddon said.

"I hope it will help you out. Won't you please reply to me if you understand?" he asked. "I sincerely hope that you do." With that, he finished his post by clicking reply.
User avatar #43 to #35 - leonhardtv
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(09/15/2013) [-]
Question mark goes inside the quotes.

"So, how was your day?" Asked Leonhardt.
User avatar #37 to #35 - Katzie
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(09/15/2013) [-]
Googling dialogue punctuation should give you the rules.