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    #1

    Hey! don't talk to Jessy like that!

    Hello.

    Are the following dialogues grammatically correct?

    -"Hey! don't talk to Jessy like that! I am not following your orders anymore, you dirty manipulator!", Ben said.

    -"You're a coward Ben, Do you know that? You are a coward. You fail in everything you do. I pity you.", Jan replied.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Hey! don't talk to Jessy like that!

    They look OK to me except that "do" should not be capitalized. I prefer "don't" instead of "do", since "coward" is repeated.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: Hey! don't talk to Jessy like that!

    "... I pity you.", Jan replied.

    You doubled up on your punctuation marks there (a period and a comma fighting for the same territory around the final quotation mark). I would write:

    "... I pity you," Jan replied.
    Translator, editor and TESOL certificate holder, but not a teacher. Native speaker of American English (West Coast)

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