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    Substitutes for Said. Replied etc

    Often when relating a story or joke (where two or three persons are responding to a question) I find a need to substitute words for 'he said'/' she said' with words that are not redundant ' Example: he replied
    she shot back... The officer remarked etc etc. Would anyone care to add to this list.

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    Re: Substitutes for Said. Replied etc

    retorted/responded/came back with/replied...


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    Re: Substitutes for Said. Replied etc

    - answered
    - quipped (I don't know if people actually use this in spoken English)

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    Re: Substitutes for Said. Replied etc

    Quote Originally Posted by lingua View Post
    - answered
    - quipped (I don't know if people actually use this in spoken English)


    Also "agreed"; [I don't think I've ever heard "disagreed" in this role:

    "Does this suit me?" asked Mary.
    "Certainly," agreed John.

    But not:
    "Does this suit me?" asked Mary.
    "No," disagreed John. ]


    Also "repeated", "reiterated", "answered'. Depending on tone or pitch of voice - "boomed", "shouted", "growled", "piped", "whispered". "Ventured". There's also the rather dated "opined". If there is more than one speaker, you can even used "chorused'.

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