Correct punctuation for dialogue:
‘That cloud looks like a dragon,’ said Ben. Comma inside quotation mark/lower case s for said
‘Look at the strange cloud.’ Obviously frightened, Ben pointed to the sky. Dialogue doesn’t run on, so use a full stop before the quotation mark and a capital O for Obviously
‘I’m scared,’ said Ben, ‘and I want to go home.’ Note the use of commas and lower case because sentence runs on with ‘said Ben’ in the middle
Ben suddenly yelled, ‘Look at that!’ If speech tag comes before dialogue use a comma before the quotation mark.
Jude Aquilina, 2018