He Said/She Said Clause

A he said/she said clause is simply a clause which tells who is speaking. It is either introducing, in the middle of, or ending a direct quotation .

It normally has a subject, the speaker of the quotation, and a verb like said which tells what specific act of speaking was made.

Examples (he said/she said clause in italics):

Jonah said,"Why don't we go out tonight?"

"I don't know," Mindy replied."I have a lot of work to do."

"Maybe I can help you with the work," he suggested.


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