Thread: Asked vs Said
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Old 12-01-2017, 01:23 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Catlady View Post
Generally I suppose you'd use "asked" if the punctuation immediately preceding in a question mark; otherwise, "said."
That's the way I'd do it as well.

So for 2, 3 and 4 I'd use "asked"; for 1 and 5 I'd use "said" (although 5 ends in an exclamation mark so maybe you'd consider a more emphatic word than "said").

Anything else just looks weird to me.
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