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    #1

    said he or he said?

    Which is correct: "I wish you good health, happiness and fruitful work," said President Serzh Sargsyan or President Serzh Sargsyan said"?
    "................................................. ............................," reads the congratulatory message of the RA President or the opposite"?

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    #2

    Re: said he or he said?

    You can use either. They are both correct and mean the same. Writers switch the order round from time to time for the sake of variety.

    When the subject of 'said' is a long one, as in your example, we tend to put 'said' first.

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