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What is the correct way to write:
1). 'Come on,' kept he saying.
2). 'Come on,' kept saying he.
3). 'Come on,' he kept saying.
4). 'Oh no, no,' lost John his courage.
5). 'Oh no, no,' lost his courage John.
6). 'Oh no, no,' John lost his courage.
For example in "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" it is written:
‘Holler ‘nuff!’ said he.
but this is just two words after direct speech, so what is the order when you have three or more words?
Thanks in advance...
I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.
Thanks a lot!